Bulb planting

Purple flowering spring bulb plant

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As part of secured match funding from the European Regional Development Fund, the council has delivered bulb planting across the town. This has been achieved by partnering with the council’s climate change team and other partners to improve the quality of habitat across a number of sites in Cheltenham. 

The planting of bulbs supports increased biodiversity by improving grass habitat and food sources for insects and pollinators. Changes to maintenance regimes, with reduced mowing, support the creation of wildlife corridors. 

The works bring about a number of environmental benefits including:

  • Habitat creation
  • Increased biodiversity
  • Reduced flood risk
  • Improvements to water quality
  • Increasing target species
  • Engaging communities with the outdoors
  • Improving urban air quality
  • An improved, interconnected network of habitats
  • Enhancing sites as valuable public green space with enhanced biodiversity
  • Increasing amenity value of sites and ultimately well-being

Bulb planting locations

  • Honeybourne Line/High Street halt
  • Millbrook roundabout
  • Honeybourne Way roundabout
  • Royal Well
  • High Street refresh planters
  • Berkeley Gardens
  • Willoughby triangle
  • Cheltenham Walk
  • Honeybourne Gateway
  • Front entrance to Winston Churchill Memorial Garden

Get in touch

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to get involved in our projects, please email [email protected]

Stakeholders and partners

Stakeholders include: ERDF, HM GovernmentCBC trees department, Ubico.

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