Local housebuilder Barratt David Wilson Homes is supporting Plantlife’s national “No Mow May” campaign, which aims to rewild gardens and lawns by allowing grass and wildflowers to grow throughout the month of May. Barratt David Wilson North Thames has joined the cause at its St Rumbold’s Fields development in Buckingham, encouraging residents to follow suit by putting down the lawnmowers in their own gardens.
As research reveals that just eight dandelion flowers produce enough nectar sugar to meet an adult bumblebee’s baseline needs*, Barratt David Wilson North Thames is helping grass and wildflowers to thrive onsite at St Rumbold’s Fields, and provide sustenance for bees and other pollinating insects. This campaign forms a part of a wider initiative which will see 23 Barratt David Wilson Homes developments across the South East let their grass grow long this month.
Karly Williams, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt David Wilson North Thames, comments: “As a sustainable housebuilder, we are proud to embrace Plantlife’s No Mow May initiative, the ethos of which aligns so closely with our own commitment to nature. Allowing the grass to grow long this month is just a small part of our plan for integrating wildlife at St Rumbold’s Fields, and complements the well-established ecosystem already in place. We hope that our residents will follow suit and down their lawnmowers this month to create a safe space for nature.”
St Rumbold’s Fields prioritises wildlife with 20 acres of the development dedicated to open space and green infrastructure throughout; including ecological enhancement in the form of wildflower meadows, biodiversity water habitats and hedgehog highway. The development also incorporates wildlife-friendly features such as bird boxes, inclusion of native plants and hibernacula. The site also has electric vehicle charging points, low energy lighting and water saving measures to complement the wildlife initiatives taken.
Barratt David Wilson North Thames currently has a range of three and four bedroom homes available at St Rumbold’s Fields, with prices starting from £390,000 for a three bedroom home.
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