City of Wildflowers

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Wildflowers are a key part of the natural ecosystem, supporting biodiversity and bringing colour to our city streets and parks. Belfast City Council staff staff are working hard to create more wild spaces where insects and plants can flourish.

Native wildflowers have been planted in many of the parks and open spaces, and you can do your bit at home too, helping to support local plant species and the wildlife that rely upon them.

Check out this video of Belfast City Council Biodiversity Officer Orla, explaining more about why wildflower-rich sites like Tommy Patton Memorial Park are so important.

Northern Ireland has lost up to 97 per cent of our wildflower meadows in the last 50 years.

Wildflowers support insects including butterflies, bumblebees and hoverflies, which then feed mammals and birds. As part of our City of Wildflowers initiative, we’ve worked to create a cityscape of wildflowers for everyone to enjoy. We’ve distributed over 5,500 packets of NI wildflowers to community groups and residents and will continue to enhance our sites and work with communities to develop an engaging, healthy, vibrant, wildlife abundant city. Our main aim is to develop a network of flower-rich areas of all shapes and sizes throughout the city. From larger parks and open spaces to your garden or even a window box, we can all do something to help our declining wildflowers and the species that rely on them.

Wildflowers in North Belfast

Cave Hill Country Park

Wildflowers in East Belfast

Orangefield Park

Connswater Community Greenway

Wildflowers in South Belfast

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

Clement Wilson Park

Barnett Demesne

Lagan Meadows 

Wildflowers in West Belfast

Falls Park

We would love to see what wildflower meadows you discover while out walking this summer. Tag us on social media using #WalkNI

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