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Wild flowers

Find out about our wild flower planting scheme in County Durham.

Colourful floral displays

Our popular wild flowers will soon be in full bloom this summer. 

Wildflowers video transcript (PDF, 309kb)

Where are the wild flowers?

  • Chester-le-Street Riverside
  • West Auckland bypass
  • Town Recreation Park, Bishop Auckland
  • Pity Me roundabout, A167
  • Sniperley Park roundabout, Durham
  • Sniperley roundabout, A167, Durham
  • Spennymoor bypass (section of central reservation)
  • A689/A177 roundabout and section of roadside verge, Sedgefield
  • Middleton-in-Teesdale - walled garden area on entrance to St Mary's Church in conjunction with 'Middleton-in-Teesdale in Bloom'
  • A19 roundabout, Peterlee
  • A167 Cock of the North, Neville's Cross (grass area to the front of the nearby apartment block)
  • Langley Park to Kaysburn roundabout (section of roadside verge)
  • A692 Consett
  • A693 Oxhill, Stanley (section of grass verges opposite Eden Terrace)
  • A693 Beamish roundabout and part of adjacent roadside verge
  • A689 / A68 roundabout west of Crook
  • A167 / B6444 roundabout and verges, Newton Aycliffe
  • A689 roundabout, Canney Hill

What type of flowers have been planted?

The vibrant creations, courtesy of our Clean and Green teams, include various species of wild flowers and herbaceous plants. Annuals such as pretty poppies and colourful cornflowers and popular perennial plants such as oxeye daisies and scabious will also be in bloom.

When will the flowers bloom?

Weather dependent, we expect the flowers to be in full bloom during August.

Natural environment

Not only are the wild flowers eye-catching and provide a beautiful splash of colour, they are also haven habitats for pollinators like bees and butterflies. 

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Northumbria in Bloom

The wild flowers in Durham City, Stanley and Chester-le-Street form part of the RHS Northumbria in Bloom competition.

Further information

If you have any queries or questions about our wild flower planting scheme, please contact us.