Castleton Wildflower Garden
The Castleton Wildflower Garden is sited around a working electricity sub-station and has been planted by a group of friends and neighbours who wanted to improve the environment both for themselves and to help butterflies and bees.
The land had been derelict for decades but after a year spent clearing the land and preparing it for planting, the volunteers raised enough money to buy an international wildflower mix of seeds designed to be (relatively) maintenance-free and very attractive to butterflies, bees and other insects.
The seeds were planted in late May and soon the blooms appeared…
…and so did the wildlife:
And when the sun (eventually!) shone, the garden became a sea of colour:
This project is a superb example of what a few determined people can do to transform their little corner of the world to the benefit of us all!
This website is honoured to have twice won the coveted Barry Cruse Trophy for 'Best Website' in the South West in Bloom regional competition.
We were awarded the trophy in 2010 and 2013.