Native Magic

Florence Arts Centre

The aim of the project is to turn the strip of waste ground into a wildflower garden with a seating area. The project will focus on flowers that attract our pollinator insects.

Visitor Information

Florence Mine
Egremont
Cumbria
CA22 2NR

The project will focus on flowers that use UV markings to attract pollinating insects. We will be working with Young Cumbria to produce some UV mural art, The aim of the project is to turn the strip of waste ground between the Centre and the road into a wildflower garden, enhanced by a seating area.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Join our gardening group every Wednesday between 11am - 2pm (details: https://www.florenceartscentre.com/home/other-events/gardening-group/)

Get in touch

Contact information

email [email protected] phone 01946824946

Photos of the site

Volunteers plan for the garden

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Plants growing on site!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Design of pollinator mural

Friday, July 19, 2019

Wildlife Planter Workshop - fun!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
7 September 2019 What a fabulous early autumn day we had for the Wildlife Planter Workshop with Helen from Helen's Herbs! 07/09/2019 - 14:00 20 Mixed mainly families
In association with Cumbria Wildlife Trust we held a Get Cumbria bussing day with pollinator themed craft sessions and wildflower info talks 20/07/2019 - 11:00 100 Mostly families or children under 12
Students from Realising our potential took part on 5 consecutive Fridays and helped with garden tidying making woodchip and a giant bee. 07/06/2019 - 11:00 10 Mostly young people 12-25
Get Cumbria Buzzing day with Cumbria wildlife trust and mural painting with volunteers from Young Cumbria. A day of pollinator themed arts. 20/07/2019 - 11:00 30 Mostly families or children under 12
With the help of local herb specialist Helen Shipton Smith planting was completed in the Native Magic patch. to attract beneficial insects 04/07/2019 - 11:15 10 Mostly families or children under 12
31/10 initial ,measuring 07/11 clearing 13/02 path laid 16/03 hedge laying course 22/05/ CWT visit and YC to discuss garden mural 22/05/2019 - 11:00 14 Mostly families or children under 12