No Mow May 2024

This May visitors to our sites will notice that once again the grass will be longer in some areas, and hopefully they will notice wildflowers in amongst the grass. We look after some wonderful green spaces and we want to make sure that they are the best they can be for services users, staff and local communities. We want them to be well-managed and welcoming but also rich with biodiversity.

Leaving the grass to grow longer allows wildflowers to grow up through the grass which is good for bees and other pollinators and the birds and other animals who eat them. You can be rest assured that we are we are maintaining our grounds to the highest standards but recognise that these standards now must be conscious of the impact we have on wildlife and the environment.

Last year we noticed a number of flowers growing up through the uncut grass and we hope that people take time to enjoy our green spaces and go and look and see what flowers they can spot. We have also encouraged our staff to leave their lawn a little longer in May too.

Our efforts for No Mow May are part of the delivery of our Green Plan which outlines our path to becoming carbon net zero. As well as leaving the grass a little longer in places and encouraging wildflowers we’ve also just planted 220 trees across our main sites.

No Mow May is Plantlife’s annual campaign calling all lawn owners not to mow during May and we are proud to be taking part.