On 24th April 2019 Swanley Town Council took part in the Grow Wild initiative run by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and supported by The Big Lottery Fund.
Six pupils from St Mary’s C of E Aided Primary School helped to sew a mixture of wild flower seeds which have been carefully selected to encourage bees and butterflies to visit, around the trees on Swanley Recreation Ground.
Seeds from any of the wild flowers that grow will be harvested in the autumn and kept ready to sew next year.
A record of the planting and the seeds collected will be kept collated and the information will be sent to Kew Gardens.
Toni Roast from Swanley Town Council said ‘Its lovely to see local children taking part in these projects which all go to support the Swanley in Bloom Project each year.
The Town Council has only recently re-entered these competitions although it was a regular winner between 2001 and 2003.