Areas of grass are being left uncut to encourage biodiversity in Salisbury

on Thursday, 03 June 2021.

Salisbury City Council has once again taken the opportunity of the renewed growth of Spring to increase the areas of grass that are left uncut in its parks, open spaces and road side verges.

By enlarging existing areas of long grass, adding new ones and sowing wild flowers, the Council aims to show its commitment to nature and biodiversity. Long grass and wild flowers provide nectar for bees and increase insect life, which results in food for larger insects and birds, which in turn provides food for even larger birds and mammals and so the food chain and life cycle goes on.

Whilst spring 2021 has been a slow one and therefore the wild flowers are yet to bloom, the grass is now growing and both will benefit from the warmer weather forecast.

Hudsons Field, Victoria Park, The Greencroft and in particular Churchill Gardens have seen new and larger areas of long grass and more parts of the verge along the ring road have been left uncut. Following an approach from residents on Paul’s Dene more areas here have been allowed to grow and the Council will work closely with the residents to agree an appropriate cutting regime to balance the benefits to nature and to people living in the area.

If you live in an area where you think there are appropriate areas that could be left uncut, please get in touch with the Council by emailing