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Wildflower meadows

As well as brightening up the borough, our urban wildflower meadows are vital for our ecosystem. They provide pollinators, such as bees and butterflies and other insects, with food shelter and places to breed.

In 2022, following positive feedback from residents, South Ribble Borough Council has expanded its urban wildflower planting programme to include ten new locations across the borough. Seeds were sown shortly after Easter in the following 45 areas.

Bamber Bridge, Walton-Le-Dale, and Higher Walton

  • Withy Grove Park - on right at entrance to leisure centre on Brindle Rd
  • Gregson Lane Playing Field
  • King George V Higher Walton - on mound on left at entrance
  • Holland House bank on left at entrance
  • Carrwood Road/Millwood Road opposite The Hunters Pub
  • Along verge on Carrwood Way
  • Roundabout at junction of Carrwood Road, Carrwood Way & Valley View
  • Bellis Way at rear of playground
  • Hennel Lane on banking near entrance to Dog Kennel Wood
  • Roundabout at top of Brownedge Road - as you cross over to Bamber Bridge
  • Outside the Hob Inn at Bamber Bridge
  • Corner of Cinnamon Hill Drive North and Chatsworth Way

Leyland and Farington

  • Moss Side Village Green
  • Broadfield Drive Opposite St Mary's Church
  • Dalehead Road Green
  • Farington Park - where paths meet near Bashall Grove
  • Leyland Way - on banking
  • North Lodge entrance
  • In front of Mini Golf at Worden
  • Tractor on Leyland Lane
  • In front of Bobby the horse
  • Field at end of Cowling Way (can be seen from Schleswig Way)
  • Western Drive
  • Bent Lane - sowing is delayed because of work on site by the Regeneration team
  • Field next to Barnhey/Leyland Lane
  • Leadale Green
  • Buckshaw Village - near SR sign on Central Ave
  • Buckshaw Village - roundabout on Central Ave
  • Shruggs Wood
  • Tank Roundabout


  • Kingsfold Drive/ Hawksbury Drive end by fence on banking
  • Hawksbury Drive opposite shops
  • Pope Lane Park
  • Triangle on Cop Lane next to the cycle path through to HGP
  • Margaret Road - land not available for a meadow this year
  • Queensway
  • Marshalls Brow - opposite Middleforth Green Park car park, on grass triangle
  • Bank Top Road playground

Western Parishes

  • Much Hoole Playing Field, Northern Avenue
  • Shirley Lane, Longton
  • Chapel Lane / Liverpool Road / New Longton
  • Brownhill Lane
  • Hutton Playing Field wildlife area
  • Front of hedge from Hutton to Longton
  • The Grove Longton
  • Gill Lane Walmer Bridge/junction of bypass
  • Dob Lane Walmer Bridge/junction of bypass

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