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Sat, Apr 06


Forest of Flowers

Violet Planting - Volunteer Session

Join our effort to plant out 1,000 Dog Violets, boosting biodiversity and supporting wildlife as our woodland develops.

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Violet Planting - Volunteer Session
Violet Planting - Volunteer Session

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM GMT+1

Forest of Flowers, Huby, York YO61 1JB, UK

About the event

Join this volunteer session and help us create a lasting wildlife haven, perfect for pollinators!

Courtesy of Biodiversity UK, we're lucky enough to have 1,000 Dog Violet plug plants ready for use in our woodland.

As our 42,000 trees grow, we need to plant shade-tolerant species like Dog Violet to maximise biodiversity under the woodland canopy. 

Planting these violets will offer food and habitat for pollinators, including butterflies. The Silver Washed Fritillary, for example, is a stunning but rare butterfly species in Yorkshire whose caterpillars rely on violets as their food plant.

You don't need any former knowledge to take part - all required instruction will be given on the day. You would just need: 

  • Suitable outdoor clothes
  • Gloves (we have some spares available if required)
  • Suitable footwear - the terrain is uneven and often muddy so waterproof boots or wellies are highly recommended

We will also provide some well-earned hot drinks and cake after the session, and we can answer any questions you might have on managing woodland and wildflower meadows. 

Please note: 

- There are a limited number of places, so please ensure you register for a ticket before attending. 

- The event will be completely outdoors. 

Any questions, please let us know. We hope to see you there!


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