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Wildflower rich grassland

Between 2012 and 2014, the Council developed around 100 wildflower sites throughout South Lanarkshire covering over 95,783m2. These sites, as well as helping wildlife, boasted colours from species such as field poppy, ox eye daisy, corncockle, knapweed and corn flower and many more.

We are working closely with communities to develop these areas to make positive improvements to the local environment and quality of life. Other benefits include:

  • help essential pollinators (bees, butterflies and hoverflies)
  • added aesthetic value
  • lower carbon footprint
  • enhanced biodiversity – increasing the variety of living things
  • reduced disruption through less maintenance
  • reduced risk to maintenance operators and users

This year you may have noticed some colourful landscapes in the entrances to some of the towns and villages of South Lanarkshire. Grounds Services piloted a new initiative to brighten up some of the road verges in the gateways to our towns and villages. Some good examples include Bothwell Road, Hamilton, East Mains Road, East Kilbride, Lanark Road, Carluke, Halfway Village and Cambuslang.


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