York University in Bloom thanks to John Chambers Wildflower Seed
York University has recently undergone a massive £750m campus expansion programme which included a programme to develop the landscape of the Heslington East campus, a site now supporting growing populations of wildlife and wild flowers.
The John Chambers Wildflower Seed team advised on species, campus ground conditions and wildlife goals before suppling the most appropriate seed for the various areas to be planted around the campus, which made up around 10% of the university estate.
The John Chambers Conservation Best 6 Annuals Mix featured heavily in the planting scheme and produced a spectacular display of colour. The mix includes Poppy, Cornflower and Marigold; the different colours and flowering habits are exceptionally complimentary to each other and produce a uniquely showy and colourful combination
“Approximately 10% of the University estate is now given over to wildflowers (mostly perennials) and the aim now is to systematically broaden the species range via help and advice from our seed suppliers at John Chambers Wildflower Seeds.”
Gordon Eastham, University Grounds Maintenance Manager