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New wildflower meadows to be created in south Sefton by community gardeners

Taking Root in Bootle, a network of community gardeners, are working with other organisations across south Sefton and north Liverpool to create a network of wildflower meadows, thanks to a grant from the Liverpool City Region’s Community Environment Fund.

An example of a meadow planted by the National Wildflower Centre
An example of a meadow planted by the National Wildflower Centre

The Community Environment Fund was established last year by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram to improve the environment of the Liverpool City Region and promote community involvement in ‘green’ projects.

Read more about the project here and the incredible work of Taking Root and the other partners involved in this initiative.

It is hoped that the meadows should be in bloom for the first time later in the summer when a wildflower trail map will be available to guide people around all of the wildflower sites.

Sefton Council supports many community groups like Taking Root, who regularly carry out clean ups across Sefton’s outdoor spaces and help to develop community areas in parks and greenspaces, as well as more urban areas with street planting for instance.