The Parks Foundation

Help us create wildflower meadows

Wildflowers not only give our parks a pop of colour, they provide essential support systems for butterflies, bees and other wildlife. We're on a mission to help our insect population. Donate today and we will sow wildflowers meadows across our parks so our butterflies and bees can flourish.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1159939)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,604

Donations

49

Championed by Green Match Fund

    Category

  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

We need a variety of wildflowers to provide pollinators (bees and other insects that pollinate plants) with a food source. More than 97% of wildflower meadows have been lost over the last 70 years, reducing the occurrences of butterflies by 70%. One third of our food crops need insects to pollinate them and 87% of all plants need animals to pollinate them - and most of this is thanks to insects. Wildflowers provide many things that insects need: food, nectar, pollen, shelter & places to breed.

Solution

We will create more wildflower meadows across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole's 450 parks, verges and open spaces. We will work with local community and volunteer groups to plant the wildflower meadows where we can to educate our residents on the importance of having more diverse meadows and flowers in their gardens.