The Friends of Abbey Fields, in partnership with Warwick District Council, took advantage of a crisp, clear Saturday in January 2011 to give a complete makeover to the rather neglected border in front of Abbey Fields swimming pool. Eleven volunteers from Friends of Abbey Fields worked under the instruction of Jon Holmes, Contracts Manager from Warwick District Council, and two of his colleagues from Glendale to completely change this border which had formerly contained some sad looking conifers.
It took the group two hours to plant about 600 plants which has transformed this border into a lovely, bright looking area which will be attractive to visitors and will also provide food and shelter to a range of butterflies. The plants included heathers, dogwood, lavender, sedum, bistort, yew, buddleia and willow. It is hoped that these plants will provide food and nectar for a range of butterflies and their caterpillars. We were delighted that so many people were keen to get involved to replant this area and are grateful to them and to Warwick District Council for working with us to improve Abbey Fields.
We have now attached a butterfly chart to the fence to the left of the Garden so that passers by can identify any butterfly that they may see but are unsure of what it is.
To view a copy see Butterfly information board.