Blooming great wildflower meadow in Cluny Park, Bearsden

Cluny Park
Cluny Park

Cluny Park in Bearsden will soon be home to a blooming marvellous wildflower meadow thanks to the hard work of green-fingered local volunteers.

Over 3,400 wildflowers have been planted in the park by pupils from Killermont Primary School and Boclair Academy in Bearsden along with volunteers from the community and Morgan Stanley, who all dug deep to help improve their local area.

The volunteers were assisted by members of the Countryside Rangers as they planted the pot grown wildflowers such as common spotted orchid, ragged robin, meadow cranesbill. All the plants chosen are colourful, nectar rich and good for wildlife.

A wildflower seed mix will also be sown to create a 4,000 square metre meadow, which will form a biodiversity-rich area and wildlife corridor that will attract bees and butterflies such as the orange-tip butterfly, small heath and ringlet. moths, spiders, frogs and birds will also thrive in the meadow.

East Dunbartonshire Council’s Streetscene Technical Support Team organised the meadow creation as part of the path upgrade project which was funded by Sustrans Community Links.

Councillor Stewart MacDonald, Convener of Neighbourhood Services, said: “The volunteers have done a fantastic job, having successfully planted over 3400 wildflowers. I’d like to thank everyone who took part for all their

hard work which will really benefit the local environment.

“These plants will really brighten up Cluny Park and the meadow will be really attractive in summer.

“As well as attracting vital species of insects and butterflies to the area, the wildflowers will also help trap emissions from traffic on Maryhill Road. Meadows are very effective at trapping harmful pollutants and one of the reasons the meadow has been created.”