The Castleton Wildflower Garden is sited around a working electricity sub-station and has been planted by a group of friends and neighbours who wanted to improve the environment both for themselves and to help butterflies and bees.
The land had been derelict for decades but after a year spent clearing the land and preparing it for planting, the volunteers raised enough money to buy an international wildflower mix of seeds designed to be (relatively) maintenance-free and very attractive to butterflies, bees and other insects.
The seeds were planted in late May and soon the blooms appeared…
…and so did the wildlife:
And when the sun (eventually!) shone, the garden became a sea of colour:
This project is a superb example of what a few determined people can do to transform their little corner of the world to the benefit of us all!