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Habitats: Artificial

Greenspaces and churchyards

Green spaces provide many opportunities for wildlife and associated benefits for people, although often their potential has yet to be realised. Biodiverse-poor green spaces can often be easily transformed by modifying mowing practices and other interventions, such as planting trees and wild flowers, and removing invasive species. Some useful information may also be available via other pages on this website including those on green infrastructure, grassland management, grassland creation, ponds, buildings and others.


Flora locale training and other events


If you would like to suggest a new training event for this topic then please let us know.


Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website

Buying native flora Advisory Note   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies available (email info@floralocale.org)
Go native: Planting for biodiversity. Guidelines for planting projects.   (Flora locale, 2008) Booklet. Printed copies available (please email info@floralocale.)
Wild plants and your village green   (Flora locale, 2005) Printed copies and poster available (email info@floralocale.org).
Cynlluniau Amaeth-amgylchedd a Dolydd Byw Cymru Papur Trafod   Welsh wild plants for landscape and biodiversity. Seminar Report. Flora locale 2009
Green infrastructure   Restoration Library Master Page
Mowing   Master page in the Restoration Library
UK Green Building Council   Building and biodiversity portal and other resources relating to sustainable construction.
UK National Ecosystem Assessment   A major analysis of the state of UK ecosystems, the benefits provided by the UK's natural heritage and options for the future.

If you have a suggestion for a document or guide that would be useful for this topic then please let us know.


Case Studies on Flora locale's website

Dingle Park community project, Penarth cf6Community project encouraging wildlife & habitat in local park
Our Green SpaceImproving management of rural greenspace
Prestwich CloughUrban woodland restoration, with local tree & woodland wild flower seed
Elsea Park, LincolnshireHabitat creation for new urban development
Thatcham allotment meadowWild flower enhancement of urban greenspace
Badock's Wood, BristolUrban greenspace community project (flower-rich grassland creation, woodland and more)
Biodiversity Banks, South LanarkshireWild flower meadow creation on urban greenspace

If you are aware of a project that would be a good Case Study for this topic then please let us know.


Managing grasslands in churchyards (Norfolk Wildlife Trust)
Caring for God's Acre Lots of information on churchyard management including a video showing a manual hay baler.
Greenspace Website with lots of resources on greenspace management
Wales' Green Space Toolkit (Countryside Council for Wales)
The Green Space Toolkit (River Nene Regional Park) A project planning toolkit
Greenspace design for health and wellbeing. Practice Guide. (Forestry Commission with NHS Scotland, 2012)
Trees in the townscape, a guide for decision makers  (Trees and Design Action Group, 2012)


Please help to populate this page by providing links to any relevant resources you may be aware of.

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Page last modified on Friday 11 of May, 2012 16:30:33 BST