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Wild flowers

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

Our popular wild flower displays are in full bloom over the summer months attracting a huge amount of positive feedback amount the array of multi-coloured displays on roundabouts and verges throughout the county.

Where the summer 2019 wild flowers are

  • Chester-le-Street Riverside
  • West Auckland bypass
  • Town Recreation Park, Bishop Auckland
  • Pity Me roundabout, A167
  • Sniperley roundabout, A167, Durham
  • Spennymoor bypass 
  • 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
  • A1018 roundabout and verges, Seaham Grange
  • A167 Cock of the North, Neville's Cross (grass area to the front of the apartment block)
  • Langley Park to Kaysburn roundabout (section of roadside verge)
  • 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
  • A689 Canney Hill roundabout, Coundon
  • A167 Rushyford roundabout approach, Chilton
  • A691 Park View roundabout, Witton Gilbert
  • A694/B6310 Hamsterley Mill junction
  • Burnhope (Peth Lane/Edge Lane junction).

Types of flower

The vibrant creations, courtesy of our clean and green teams, included 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 were also in bloom.

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Natural environment

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

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


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