• June 23, 2013
  • 12:00 am

Wildflower Walk & Talk – Sunday 23rd June 2013

Following last year’s successful Medicinal and Edible Plants WalkCelia Cox was invited back to St.James’ Park to lead “A Walk on the Wild Side!”.

This year’s walk, part of the Plant Party in the Park event, was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was attended by 8 adults, 2 children (briefly), and one dog!

Using examples found in the Park, Celia again shared how useful wildflower plants have been in times gone by for medicinal and food uses. She also answered questions from FoSJP Gardening Team members on how important individual wildflowers are for insects.

Mike Sanderman from the FoSJP Gardening Team commented:

Dan Levene, another attendee, remarked:

“When walking the dog around the perimeter path of St.James’ Park I had no idea just how many plants are around the bottom of the sloping banks in what I thought was just overgrown grass and weeds. I will view the plants differently now. Trying to spot the wildflowers definitely makes the dog walking much more interesting.”

Many thanks to Celia yet again for a really interesting and informative walk.