Planting wildflower meadows in Crawley to commemorate World War One

Wildflowers in the Memorial Gardens SUS-140319-114656001
Wildflowers in the Memorial Gardens SUS-140319-114656001

Let’s FACE it! is hard at work with community groups across the town creating a series of wildflower meadows in every neighbourhood.

As well as a cornfield annual mix of patriotic red, white and blue colours we are also using a goldenmix in some areas.

Crawley will be “growing for gold” this year in our bid to win both the South East in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions.

Britain in Bloom is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year so a golden mix is really appropriate for this reason as well.

Broadfield was first off the mark on Saturday (March 22) with wildflower seeds sown in Broadfield Park by the Friends of Broadfield Park and Talk Broadfield.

On Saturday March 29 we will be sowing wildflower seeds in Bewbush, Gossops Green, Southgate and Furnace Green.

Then, on Saturday April 12, we will be in Ifield, Langley Green, Northgate, Three Bridges, Maidenbower and Pound Hill.

The last neighbourhood, West Green, gets its turn on Saturday April 26.

If you would like to help at any of these projects please visit then follow the link to Wildflower Meadows 2014 which gives details of locations and times.

We will be sowing one very special wildflower meadow this year, on Saturday April 5, in the Memorial Gardens in the town centre.

The Heroes Walk will be a river of wildflowers and poppies stretching from Queensway to the Memorial Gates beside County Mall.

Anyone who would like to sow a square metre of wildflowers along The Heroes Walk is more than welcome to join us in our bid to create this poignant display.

Volunteers will also be able to take away with them a small packet of Flanders poppy seeds – donated by Crawley Borough Council – to sow in their garden, window box or flowerpot.

The event starts at 10am at the Crawley Borough Council marquee, which will be at the Marks and Spencer end of the park.