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Wildflower meadow planting

  • Three Mills Green (Lea Valley Park) Bromley by Bow London (map)

Description

Pollinators such as bees and butterflies are busy and wonderful helpers but they are in trouble. The biggest threat in the UK is habitat loss, so come and help our local pollinators by planting a wildflower meadow in East London!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wildflower-meadow-planting-in-east-london-tickets-45230856710

The challenge!

Lea Valley Park have teamed up with Hackney & Tower Hamlets FoE to create a wildflower meadow in Three Mills Green, and we need your help for digging, seeding / planting and making this a success!

We have bee enthusiasts on the day that will be explaining the types of pollinators we are hoping to attract, and the methods we are using to create our meadow. No experience is necessary, only enthusiasm required! Children are welcome as well!

How to get there

The nearest station is Bromley-by-Bow in zone 2 (District and H&C line), and it's a less-than-10-minute walk to the green (Google maps: Three Mills Green, London). https://goo.gl/maps/SxW5cNSvT6t

What to wear

Make sure you wear sensible clothes for working outside (jeans and an old sweater are recommended), and sensible footwear (boots and sturdy trainers are best, no sandals/open footwear please). Please bring your own gardening/outdoor gloves, otherwise these will be provided when needed. The forecast is currently sunny, but if this changes to light rain we'll still be out planting so please bring a raincoat if this is the case!

Please bring any food / drink / snacks with you for the day.

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