Green Infrastructure for Growth (Cornwall)
March 2018 to date
7,700m² to date
Alongside incumbent contractors Cormac, Wildflower Turf Ltd have recently assisted Cornwall Council to deliver part of the council’s Green Infrastructure for Growth (GI4G) project.
The far-reaching GI4G programme will see £3.5 million invested in public recreational areas, roadside verges and old churchyards to make them better places for people and wildlife.
Seven Cornish towns have been identified to receive investment through GI4G, with the environmental funding focus creating a nature-rich habitat across an area equivalent to 35 rugby pitches.
In consultation with environmental specialists from Exeter University and with guidance supplied by the team from Wildflower Turf Ltd, Cornwall Council established a number of wildflower trial sites during late Summer/Autumn 2017.
The germination and growth results were very convincing and both Wildflower Turf and Wildflower Earth™ products are now being used across the various sites nominated by the council, who have worked in close consultation with local communities to identify areas to benefit from this urban green space investment.
The Green Infrastructure for Growth Project is supported by funding from the European Regional Development Fund, Cornwall Council, and the University of Exeter.