Thirty members of the risk department from Arval at Windmill Hill Business Park put in a day in mid-August digging out nettle roots and planting seedlings at Peatmoor Glades in West Swindon.
Their effort will make the area one of the town’s largest meadows according to John Ball who supplied the plants and worked with the Arval staff.
John has voluntarily run the Swindon Flower and Butterfly Project for over ten years with the aim of making the town the butterfly capital of Europe.
“The wildflowers planted in experimental patches over the last 18 months have thrived which tells me the glades will be a wonderful sight and a great attraction to butterflies next year.”
Karen Potter, from Arval, said her colleagues enjoyed a day away from the office. “It’s been brilliant and its lovely to know that the plants will made a great display in years to come. We’ll certainly return to see how our handiwork is doing when the wildflowers bloom.”
Peatmoor Glades is a project overseen by Peatmoor Community Woodland Group which manages the adjacent copse. Tree coppicing starts in October. For details mail: firstname.lastname@example.org