Gorgeous patches of wildflowers are thriving all over Doncaster this summer as part of an effort to re-wild local natural spaces

There are 75 new patches of wildflowers scattered across Doncaster planted by the council.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 11:35 am
Updated Friday, 25th June 2021, 11:52 am

Doncaster Council said: “We’re allowing more areas then ever to go from grass verges to wild grown.

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"This creates habitats for wildlife, allows plants to set seed and also just looks rather pretty.

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There are more than 75 wildflower patches this year.

"We’ve allowed the grass to grow to encourage pollinators and local wildlife in more than 75 areas across the borough.”

The council’s work planting the wildflowers this May has landed them on the short list for the Keep Britain Tidy awards.

If you live by one of these patches we would love to see your wildflower photos – send them in to [email protected]

The flowers help the local ecology to thrive.

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The flowers are a welcome treat for many residents.