RIVER OF FLOWERS YORK
River of Flowers York has organised two planting events of Wild Tulip (Tulipa sylvestris) and Wild Daffodil (Narcissus obvallaris) with the students and staff at two different universities in York continuing the trail or 'river' of wildflowers that started at St Nicks Nature Reserve in 2013. We will also be planting seedballs, the Urban Meadow Mix. Each planting session with be followed by a talk with our partners Buglife, the largest invertebrate organisation in Europe. These events have been sponsored by Grow Wild and Artist Project Earth.
RIVER OF FLOWERS MANCHESTER
River of Flowers Manchester has organised two planting events of Wild Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) & Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) at two locations in Manchester continuing the River of Flowers that started at the Manchester Arts Gallery in 2014. The first planting session will take place with students at Manchester Metropolitan University on Thursday 23 October and we will also be planting seedballs, the Urban Meadow Mix. These events have been sponsored by Grow Wild and Artist Project Earth.
This will be followed by a Thursday Lates Honey Tasting & River of Flowers event with talks from others including Grow Wild at the Manchester Art Gallery People will be able to try the gallery's Bee-Raphaelite Honey produced by the bees on the roof. It will be on sale with a special Manchester cider from Moss Cider.
On Friday 24 October, the Pop Up Wild Orchard outside the Manchester Art Gallery will be moved to more permanent locations in the community at the Anchor Coffee House and Moss Gardens in Moss Side and next to a Sustrans cycle path, the Fallowfield Loop in Levenshulme, . The Friends of the Fallowfield Loop were introduced to us by Incredible Edible Levenshulme. At the same time, there will be a second planting session of Wild Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) & Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) bulbs in planters at the Manchester Art Gallery.
Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum) © Ulf Eliasson
Tulipa sylvestris © BerndH