Pictorial Meadows — Mike Evans — 25th Feb 13

Sheffield Pictorial MeadowsFew of us real­ised the sci­ence that lies behind the strips of meadow flowers that have been planted around not only the Manor in Sheffield but other parts of our city along with other towns and cities. The Company was ori­gin­ally foun­ded by Professor Nigel Dunnett and is part owned by the University of Sheffield and the envir­on­mental social enter­prise Green Estate. Mike explained that there is a bit more to the seem­ingly nat­ural meadow flowers than meets the eye. With some stun­ning pic­tures he showed how derel­ict land, that would oth­er­wise encour­age van­dal­ism and bad beha­viour, can be turned into a scene of beauty and tran­quil­lity. Those of you who went to the Olympic Park will have seen the res­ults of their work in full bloom.