National Wildflower Centre
Centre officially opened in September 2000 to provide a national focus for
the creation of new wildflower habitats which have economic, environmental
and social benefits. The
National Wildflower Centre is open to the general public between April 1st
and September 30th every year.Seven
days a week between 10am and 5pm (last entry 4pm).
The trading arm of Landlife, sales of seeds and plants, online shop, wildflower
f.a.q., guide to techniques.
The aim of the project is to develop an effective strategy for the introduction
of appropriate wildflowers into our woodlands, and involve as many local people
with projects in the enhancement and care of local woodlands. The Project
is a partnership between the 12 Community Forests, the Esmée Fairbairn
Foundation, The Countryside Agency, the Local Heritage Initiative, Nationwide
Building Society, with Landlife at the National Wildflower Centre and thousands
New Ground - A Landlife Project funded by the Department of the Environment
Food and Rural Affairs Environment Action Programme to investigate topsoil
inversion as a new technique for forestry, increasing biodiversity and sustainable
The living theatre of plants and people. Based in Cornwall.
Johnson Wildflower Centre
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (formerly the National Wildflower
Research Center), was founded in 1982 to educate people about the environmental
necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants. The Wildflower
Center is a non-profit educational organisation headquartered in Austin, Texas,
with links to native plant societies and environmental organisation across
the country and around the world.
Metropolitan Borough Council
Public park and location of the National Wildflower
and Environmental Development and local community group -The Friends of
Court Hey Park with detailed history of the park and the Gladstone family.
for Ecological Restoration
The Society for Ecological Restoration is an international non-profit organisation
of individuals and organisation who are actively engaged in ecologically-sensitive
repair & management of ecosystems.
is the statutory service responsible for looking after England's variety of
wild plants and animals - the country's biodiversity - and its natural features.
Wildflowers is joining leading wildlife and horticultural organisations and
Natural England in signing a wildlife gardening manifesto to save the nation's
gardens, particularly those in towns and cities.
Sir Martin Doughty, Chair of Natural England said: "The gardens of England
are under threat. In London, front gardens with an area 22 times the size
of Hyde Park are now paved over and lost, reducing havens for wildlife, increasing
the impact of flash flooding and contributing to climate change. Through this
manifesto, Natural England is calling to action businesses, the public sector
and the public to play their part and give gardens a future - for the benefit
of our own health and the survival of declining species, such as hedgehogs,
frogs and bumblebees, that live on our doorsteps."
This action follows
a recent ICM Poll, commissioned by Natural England. The Poll found that 45%
of 18-34 year olds do not feel they are well informed about wildlife gardening
and 37% of 18-24 year olds said they would like to do more but don't know
Merseytravel is the name given to the Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority
and Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive. Merseytravel co-ordinates public
transport on Merseyside and acts in partnership with bus and rail operators
to provide services.
The Mersey Forest
is the largest of all 12 Community Forests covering nearly 420 square miles
of Merseyside and North Cheshire. The Forest Project is literally revitalising
the region with a programme of tree planting and a mosaic of landscape improvements.
The Forest is not about a continuous expanse of trees but a variety of habitats
including ponds, wildflower meadows, hedgerows, street trees and it is actively
improving our more degraded landscapes too.
A one-stop shop
of ecological restoration resources. Including the vital issue of seed provenance.
out plant species and habitat conservation, owns and manages nature reserves,
campaigns, and raises awareness through education.
The DWT manage 40 nature reserves covering over 1000 acres of land, including
examples of moorland, limestone dales grassland and wood, gritstone woods,
old gravel workings, disused canal and railway sidings, and coal subsidence
restoration of a Grade II listed Victorian glasshouse, the centrepiece of
Sefton Park in South Liverpool.
in 1804, the Royal Horticultural Society has grown to be the worlds
leading horticultural organisation. The Society continues with their commitment
to gardeners through inspirational flower shows, gardens, and over 1,000 lectures
and demonstrations making sure they are easy to access throughout the UK.
The Wildlife Trusts
partnership is the UKs leading conservation charity exclusively dedicated
to wildlife. Our network of 46 local Wildlife Trusts and our junior branch,
Wildlife Watch, work together to protect wildlife in towns and the countryside.
The Community Forest Partnerships work together to deliver a comprehensive
package of urban, economic and social regeneration.
Chris Packham is a television presenter, photographer and author with a passionate
concern for conservation and the environment.
Roof Company are passionate about wildflowers and sustainable
materials. They design and build eco buildings, garden rooms, and storage
sheds incorporating green roofs.
The project is supported by Natural England through Access to Nature, as
part of the Big Lottery Fundís Changing Spaces programme.
About Gardens is a joint project of the Royal Horticultural Society and The
Wildlife Trusts. It aims to encourage and inspire people to take action for
wildlife in their gardens.
checked May 2010