Wildflower Planting in Victoria Park

Wildflower Planting in Victoria Park

Connswater Community Greenway, Conservation Volunteers and a team of volunteers from the local community recently participated in the planting of wildflowers in Victoria Park. 

On yet another sunny day (who would have believed it?) members of the local community planted hundreds of wildflowers between trees and shrubs in Victoria Park. We were joined by children from Belfast City Council and Ulster Wildlife Trust's Saturday Club who use Victoria Park as a base for their wildlife and ecological club. In total we had in excess of 30 volunteers throughout the day in what turned out to be a great family event. 

We look forward to next spring when the plants will be in flower and we can all see the results of our labour which will, we hope, complement the excellent work already undertaken by BCC parks staff in this section of Victoria Park.

The purpose of events such as this is to encourage local residents to learn a bit more about the park environment and to encourage community ownership and enjoyment of our existing green spaces through getting out and about and involved with their park. It is fair to say that everyone who participated enjoyed both the planting and camaraderie associated with this event and will look forward to seeing the flowers mature and grow over the coming months/years.

Special thanks are due to Conservation Volunteers staff and volunteers who assisted throughout the day, Victoria Park staff for permission to use the park and for all their work to prepare the site and to Lucille Coates, Siobhan and their colleagues in Ulster Wildlife Trust for participating in the event.