An increase to wildflower verges in East Sussex
The vibrant verges total more than 125 miles. This is the approximate distance from Lewes to Cambridge!
Cutting our verges
This trial is particularly valuable to wildlife; rural road verges can often be the last areas of declining habitats, such as woodland edges, meadows and downland.
Grass cutting decisions are always made from the point of view of road safety. East Sussex Highways cut some verges twice a year for safety, and additional cuts can be requested. You can find out more about grass cutting on the East Sussex Highways website.
Request a wildflower verge
Create a wildlife haven in your garden
There are loads of ways that you can make your own garden or outside space a haven to wildlife. From compost piles, letting the grass grow, building hedgehog homes and more. Find out how to create a wildlife haven in your garden.
Let us know what you think about wildflower verges in the comments below. Do you want to see more wildflowers? Have you spotted any wildlife or rarer flowers thriving?