Spring 2018 saw the introduction of a bee hive at Tithe Green to help with the pollination of wildflowers planted around the Burial Ground.
Throughout the Spring and Summer the bees have been kept very busy pollinating all the wildflowers planted by families along with the wildflowers set in the newer area in 2014 resulting in a very successful crop of honey
Because of this it is planned to keep the hive at Tithe Green over future years, again helping the further development of the wildflowers.
Hopefully by now, many visitors will have noticed the gorgeous display of wild flowers in the field adjacent to Tithe Green. This is in fact our new area which we are planning to open during 2016.
We decided to fence off and pre-plant the new area with a wildflower seed mix to get the meadow started and this was done last September (2014). This year has seen the initial display of the annual wildflowers and next year should see the emergence of the perennial wildflowers, which it is hoped will then improve year on year. For photographs of the new area, please click here.
Tithe Green has again been featured with an article in the Spring 2015 edition (Edition 5) of the ‘More To Death’ e-magazine which is the official magazine of the Natural Death Centre. The magazine can be found by clicking here and the article can be found on page 44.
Tithe Green are proud to announce that following last year’s huge success, this year’s autumn wildflower planting event will be held on Saturday 4th October 2014 from 11.00am to 3.30pm
The event will again be attended by Naturescape Wild Flower Farm who will have a stall at the Burial Ground selling wildflowers and giving advice and guidance on planting.
We were caught out a little last year by your amazing response to the event and so this year we hope to provide a better service and avoid people having to queue.
As a result of last year’s event, spring this year definitely saw an increase in wildflowers at Tithe Green and it is hoped that this year’s event will provide for an even better and more beautiful display next spring.
Following last year’s feedback it is also hoped to have refreshments for sale at the Burial Ground this year.
The tree planting season for 2013/2014 has strangely again seen a total of 89 trees planted as follows:
24 Oak, 20 rowan, 23 wild cherry, 17 silver birch and 1 lime tree. There have also been 4 filed maple trees planted, introduced as an alternative to the ash tree which is still subject of a government ban due to ash dieback disease.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the ‘Wildflower Planting Event’ on Saturday 5th October; the turnout surpassed all our expectations. We had no way of knowing how many people would come and we apologise if you had to queue.
As it was so busy at the beginning, we didn’t have time to put out our ‘feedback forms’, so if you are able to email or write in your thoughts we would be very grateful. You can also use the website feedback form by clicking here. We would be interested in your comments on the following:
How did you hear about the event?
would you like to see the event annually (Yes/No)
and would you be happy to attend (Yes/No)
Would you want to see refreshments for purchase on site (Yes/No)
Do you have any other suggestions that would improve the event?
We would like to make this an annual event, so all information from you would be most useful in order to make this a better event for everyone. We think that over 150 people attended which is wonderful…..of course, helped by the lovely weather!