Our aim is to make St Albans City Centre a far more friendly place for pollinators. To do this, we are collaborating with Denise Parsons and Vanessa Sharp from the St Albans BID (Business Improvement District), along with District Councillor Mandy McNeil to create a Pollinator Highway.
We’re so excited that many St Albans businesses are joining in by installing pollinator friendly flowers outside. The Boot on Boot Alley now has a stunning second storey display, and George Street is decorated with planters containing salvia, knapweed, lavender and daisies, all super bee-friendly!
Thanks to Mandy and Denises hard work, permission was given to install a number of planters, funded by BID, in the seating area around the historic clock tower. Amanda Yorwerth from St Albans Friends of the Earth kindly created a planting scheme and with help from her daughter Hannah, installed the planters on Tuesday, May 26th. They look amazing!
St Albans BID will be responsible for the watering of the flowers, along with other community groups including Wilderhood Watch. We’re hoping this installation will be the first of many along the High Street.