Native wildflowers and sustainable management boost pollinator numbers

The Grove


Written by: Sam Reid

We have numerous areas surrounding the golf course and estate that we have decided to dedicate to natural wildflower establishment. The areas total to 1.5 hectare over the estate and are situated next the the 6th, 13th, 15th holes and along our wildlife trails.

The areas were established with varieties including oxeye daisies and poppies which suit the chalk sub soil we have on the site. The intention for this was to improve the ecosystem for insects and bee pollinations in the area. Since its establishment, we have seen a healthy rise in honey and mason bees. At the start of autumn each year, we flail down the areas once all wildflowers have died off to help disperse the seeds for fresh germination the following year.

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