Mini Case Study – Sunderland City Council

Wildflower Turf Ltd recently supplied Sunderland City Council with 975 m² of Wildflower Turf Landscape 34 as part of their ‘Making a B-Line for the North East’ project.
The Making a B-Line for the North East project, also in conjunction with Durham Wildlife Trust and South Tyneside Council, is helping to develop several key stretches of B-Lines across Sunderland and South Tyneside.
The project has focussed on increasing areas of wildflowers and the pollinators which depend on them in several local parks within the area. Training has been provided to local authority staff to increase understanding as to how simple changes to grassland management can help pollinators.
In particular, the project has focussed on restoring wildflower-rich grassland through programmes of scrub clearance and reinstatement of cutting as well as carrying out the habitat restoration of 12 Local Wildlife Sites and two Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
The project has also focussed on getting young people interested in pollinators and wildflowers. Buglife and Durham Wildlife Trust have led education activities at 14 primary schools, engaging with over 300 children to date.

Enhancing the local environment with wildflowers