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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 2023 wild flowers are

  • Town Recreation Ground,  Bishop Auckland
  • West Auckland by pass A688
  • Canny Hill Roundabout, Bishop Auckland A688
  • Middleton-in-Teesdale -around the play area
  • Matterdale, Peterlee
  • Burnhope Way,  Peterlee
  • Shotton, Front Street
  • A19 Roundabout (industrial estate exit)
  • Sedgefield Roundabout, A689
  • Wykes Close, Sedgefield
  • Spennymoor, Frog and Ferret roundabout,  A688
  • Langley Park,  Low Moor Road  
  • Harelaw -next to The Avenue
  • Beamish roundabout, A693
  • Witton Gilbert, A691
  • Round Haven roundabout

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.

Icon for pdf Wildflowers video transcript (PDF, 89.5kb)

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.