Friday 3 February saw year 7 pupils from Lichfield Cathedral School take part in a project to create a wildflower meadow in Lichfield Cathedral Close.
Working with Staffs Wildlife Trust, who have provided the know-how and seeds, pupils from year 7 joined Lichfield Cathedral volunteers in a special Forest School session. Seeds were planted along grassed areas along with south-side of Lichfield Cathedral.
In 2022 Lichfield Cathedral piloted a wildflower area on the north-side of the Cathedral grounds involving Lichfield Cathedral School students. It is part of the ongoing initiative to focus more keenly on the environment.
The team raked grassland to the west of St Chad’s Garden (already starting to bloom with springtime bulbs from 2020). This was then sown with wildflower seeds and will form a spring meadow. Next year the area used during repairs to the buttresses and spire will become a summer meadow.
The work is being undertaken following environmental advice from Caring for God’s Acre and is part of Lichfield Cathedral’s commitment as a A Rocha Partner in Action.