Residents can pick up a packet of free wild flower seeds from Fareham Shopping Centre from Monday 16 March – Sunday 22 March to mark the 20th anniversary of Fareham in Bloom.
Fareham Shopping Centre has generously funded 5,000 seed packets, which will be handed out by the Fareham in Bloom Team and employees from the shopping centre, aiming to get the community sowing wild flowers in their own gardens.
The team will be handing out packs in the Shopping Centre on:
Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Connie Hockley said: "Wild flower meadows look beautiful when they have bloomed and provide a natural habitat for butterflies, bees and other insects. I would encourage residents to grab a free packet of seeds whilst stock lasts so that they can create their own wild flower meadow in their gardens."
There will then be a free workshop on Thursday 9 April at the open space on Hillson Drive, North Fareham, at 1pm where a horticulturist will be on hand to show people how to sow a meadow.
Notes to editor:
Fareham Borough Council started the Going Wild initiative three years ago, bringing wild flower meadows across the borough. Various sites which have been sown including:
Another is planned for Portchester Park in April.
For further information contact:
fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: email@example.com
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases