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                             Inspired by the work of ‘Green Man of Sussex’, John Gapper, the Wild Flower Conservation Society was born from the vital                                    need to bring a diverse range of wildlife back to our treasured countryside spaces. When Stanmer Nurseries closed in 2018,                                a group of volunteers formed the Wild Flower Conservation Society. The WFCS.

 

 

 

Since WW2 our wildflower meadows have been in decline and we have lost approximately 89% in the UK. This is equivivalent to 7.5 million acres of wild flower meadows lost since the1930s. Ancient Chalk grassland is a globally rare habitat and now only covers 4% of the South Downs National Park. This has resulted in a huge decline in the number of pollinators.

 

Our goal is to increase the biodiversity of our green spaces, bringing people closer to nature and supporting the wildlife that depend on the wildflowers that we nurture and grow.

 

Having received a grant from the National Park’s Sustainable Communities Fund, the society was able to erect a polytunnel in 2020 in Stanmer Park. The polytunnel is now the WFCS HQ and is used to nurture plants for use to rejuvenate areas in Brighton and beyond.

 

Our plants are also available for the general public to buy for just £1 per plant. Proceeds from which will enable the work we are doing to further biodiversity.

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