Bring Butterflies and Bees to Belfast City Centre

Butterfly chasing in BelfastThe Cave Hill Conservation Centre are on a mission to bring colour to the people of Belfast through an innovative planting project, City of Wildflowers. 

“Colour is good for us and what better way to bring it to an area than with wild flowers?” - asks the Chair of the CHCC, an organisation concerned with maintaining a wildlife resource for Belfast. “Colour, whether it be in the wild flowers themselves or the insects they attract, will be good for morale and will be good for local people and Cave Hill visitors alike.  And we’ll be helping our local wildlife, a perfect combination”.

Cave Hill Country Park contains a wealth of natural and historical features and is one of the most visible landmarks in Belfast. The CHCC, part of Butterfly Conservation NI, hopes that increasing the species of wild flowers in Cave Hill and other areas of Belfast will not only benefit local residents but will encourage butterflies and enhance biodiversity across the city. “We really hope that City of Wildflowers will raise awareness of local biodiversity among everyone that comes to spend time here”. 

The City of Wildflowers project is one of three finalists in the competition to become Grow Wild’s flagship site for Northern Ireland. The winner will receive £120,000 to realise their vision. Voting is now closed and the winner will be announced very shortly. Read more about our finalists HERE.