The Jubilee Committee was awarded a £2,000 PEBBLE grant in 2021 towards their 'Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee' project.

The Jubilee Committee realised that a lot of native wildflowers had gone missing from the landscape within the village of Kingstone, Staffordshire and decided to create wildflower meadows in churchyard areas and along verges. With Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, the local community decided that it was a great time to create a legacy in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II.

The project involved the creation of wildflower meadows and planting of early-flowering plants such as bluebells, primroses, daffodils, snowdrops, wood anemones, cowslips and fritillary in green spaces across the village.

Photo of the planting in progressThese meadows provide an important food source for local pollinating insects like butterflies and bees throughout the year. Volunteers from the local community, and local school children, were also involved with the project and helped to plant the wildflower seeds in different areas around the village. This provided education about the importance of nectar rich plants for local wildlife and helped to raise community awareness about biodiversity decline.

A seasonal display of wildflowers doesn’t only help enhance biodiversity in Kingstone, Staffordshire, but has also created a legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.

Posted: April 2023


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