The Hampstead Green Butterfly Conservation Garden
Hampstead Green is a Nature Conservation Site managed by Camden. This management consists of an annual strimming of the entire site so that during the summer, not a single flower, butterfly or bee are to be seen.
In the last decade butterfly population numbers are down by as much as 75%. These now include many of the more common species that the CBCT have been trying to save by creating habitats for wildlife, especially butterflies, throughout Camden. One such site is Hampstead Green. For many years people have been complaining about the way Camden manage this prominent site. For over three years now, the CBCT have been trying to pursuade Camden to accept our proposals for Hampstead Green that include the four features as described on our website:-
The main feature will be the sowing of a wildflower meadow that will contain a variety of colourful flowers blooming in succession throughout the summer season. We will also introduce the larval food plants that the mated females need to lay their eggs on - thus ensuring the next generation of butterflies. If you would like to 'do your bit' for nature conservation, please support the Camden Butterfly Conservation Trust's proposals for Hampstead Green by signing our petition.
At summer's height,
there's not a flower,
butterfly or bee in sight.