These gardens are being managed to provide an environment that is beneficial to bees and other wildlife. We want to have at least two bee-friendly plants in flower throughout as much of the year as possible – bees fly on warm days even in January – and we need to balance this with the need to respect the setting of the war memorial garden.
This website is where we describe what we’re doing and why, and respond to some of the comments and questions that have been raised.
The gardens are being managed as part of the ‘Keep the Buzz in Leighton Buzzard’ campaign, which was set up by South Bedfordshire Friends of the Earth in 2012. The group are working in partnership with Leighton-Linslade Town Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and the Greensand Trust with the help of local residents, schools, local town centre retailers and local businesses, to create bee friendly habitats across the town.
If you have any comments or suggestions about the gardens, or would like to come and help sometimes, please contact Pippa Sandford at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact form.
There are some great ideas for helping bees on the national Friends of the Earth site, at https://www.foe.co.uk/page/bee-friendly-home-garden.
For more information about South Bedfordshire Friends of the Earth’s ‘Keep the Buzz in Leighton Buzzard’ campaign, see the Keep the Buzz page, contact Victoria Harvey on 07815 817108 or use the contact form.
The blog posts are written by individuals who are involved with the gardens, and represent the opinions of the author rather than those of South Bedfordshire Friends of the Earth or Leighton-Linslade Town Council.