There are some wonderful wild flower gardens and planted areas in our City, these are an attraction for our pollinating insects and bees and add colour right through from spring to Autumn.
Peace park is currently being replanted with colourful sustainable planting /Pollinators and will form part of the the newly opened Nore river walk
View of Peace park from the Nore Pedestrian bridge of the extensive planting
Peace park planting extends between the library area and Greens bridge
Attractive edge planting provides important pollinators, in this case Foxgloves, Rockets and wild Sage in Riverview. Congratulations to the local residents!
Foxglove wall in Riverview. It is important in an estate to leave some areas uncut to give cover and to provide flowers for bees and other insects.
Wild flower meadow at County Hall along the river Nore. This Meadow is close to the City centre area. It can be seen from Kilkenny Castle Rose garden viewing point and from the canal Walk. The area is part of the river Nore walking loop.
Colourful sustainable roundabout located on the main motorway entrance to our city at Hebron
Dukesmeadow wild flower meadow located off the Bennettsbridge road is a major attraction for walking and jogging on the grass paths for all of the local residents in the area.
The wild flower garden at the front entrance to Kilkenny CBS Primary school is a blaze of colour. Congratulations to all of the pupils and their teachers.
Wild flowers in late spring along the Castlecomer road.
Rothe House Garden is a great attraction for bees, it is also a wonderful place to visit and enjoy.
We have been working over the last 20 years to encourage the rare wild orchid through out Kilkenny. It is important to not mow the grass too short or too often and to wait for all of the wild flowers to bloom and seed. This can work particularly well where the soil is not too rich and grass does not take over too quickly.
Orchids on city approach road verge Copyright: Keep Kilkenny Beautiful.
Orchids at Melville, Bennettsbridge road
Kilkenny Castle park wild flowers bloom!
View towards Kilkenny Castle in the distance
Wild flowers around the Kilkenny Castle Park sculpture.