Wild Flower Planting in Houghton Hall Park



New areas of wild flower planting are being created in Houghton Hall Park.

The Park team point out that some bare areas will be appearing over the next few weeks. The areas first need to be prepared by ground clearance and spraying to prevent aggressive weeds from growing back and taking over the more fragile wild flowers. Once the area has been cleared and the soil raked then wild flower seed will be sown and the plants will appear soon afterwards.

The seeds to be used are a standard wild flower mix from a reputable supplier and consist of a variety of both native and other nectar-producing plants. This will provide colour, cover and, most importantly, a rich source of nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies and a host of other insects which will use the flowers as food sources. Other wildlife such as birds and bats will also benefit from the increase in insects in the Park.

The Park team hope that you will enjoy the added colour, variety and wildlife that these new areas will bring on your walks around Houghton Hall Park.

These colourful pictures of the park by Alan Winter.




Be An Xplorer!

Houghton Hall Park Xplorer Fri 28th Jul 2017. 11 - 12.45pm.

Xplorer is a family friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the park to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together.

Explore the Park, Find the Markers, Complete the Challenge, Have fun together!
Using a simple map the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park. At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.

Work as a family to find the markers hidden around the park
Older children will have fun competing against their friends or other family members whilst younger children will enjoy the excitement of successfully finding the markers.

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