Plants are usually the most visible part of any Millennium Green- from the Grass to the Trees. They usually take up most of the working hours of running the Greens from mowing to planting and hedge and tree maintenance.

Grass Edit

Shrubs Edit

Trees Edit

Wildflowers and Flower Beds Edit

Many Greens have wildflower meadows; it is the kind of thing people expect us to create, especially the rural ones. Some, especially the urban greens, have formal flower beds. Perhaps it is more important to have wildflower meadows in the urban ones. Increasing the flowers on our Greens will increase the food for pollinators, such as bees.


Halton Wildflower Meadow 2014

Halton Village's Wildflower Meadow.

Many Greens started out with the idea of creating wildflower meadows, often with less than perfect success. Wildflower Meadows are usually very artificial things- many wildflowers, such as poppies, only grow when the ground is disturbed. Meadows are cut every year to stop shrubs and trees from taking over. However, where they are successful they are often very treasured features of their Green.

Flower BedsEdit

Rose Garden

New Southgate's little Rose Bed, complete with Primula and chive border.

Some Greens have formal flower beds, often at key points such as entrances. These may take quite a lot of weeding and maintenance, but may attract volunteers who like garden flowers.

Fruit and Vegetables Edit

Weeds Edit

Water Plants Edit

Costs Edit

Income Edit

Some Greens manage to earn income from their plants. A few of the larger, rural Greens are pasture land for farm animals; some produce fruit to sell and some sell their spare plants at plant sales.

Surveys, Science and Biodiversity Edit

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