Get involved in wildflower planting in Knowle West

Main image of wildflowers by Stephanie First

Avon Wildlife Trust is looking for communities across Bristol to to get involved in a mass wildflower planting in their local area throughout October.

As part of the organisation’s My Wild City project, the planting will take place across the city, co-ordinating with the Wildlife Trust’s youth team, Our Bright Future.

My Wild City Community Engagement Officer, Hannah Welsh, said they were looking for places to plant bulbs and wildflowers and groups of young people aged 11-24 years old to help plant.

She said: “October is a great time of year to plant wildflowers and bulbs and is such an easy way to improve an area for wildlife, providing nectar source for pollinators as well as colour for us.

“The planting can work in a number of ways, intergenerationally with another group in a care home, with a school, or independently as a youth group, guides or brownies session.”

Local schools in Knowle West have been active in planting in the area over the past few years – from Oasis Connaught pupils planting bulbs on Melvin Square to School of Christ the King pupils filling planters on Filwood Broadway this summer.

Any groups who can help or people who would like to offer places to plant should contact Hannah on 0117 917 7270 or email mywildcity@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk