Orchid protection zone to reduce carbon emissions at Cardiff Bay Retail Park
Reducing carbon emissions by creating an orchid protection zone at Cardiff Bay Retail Park
Working with JLL and Cardiff City Council, we will create an Orchid Protection Zone by creating;
- Grass Edges Roadside - a strip of grass will be cut to provide a neat appearance of the site framing the orchid and other wildflower species that will emerge.
- Central Grass Zones – all central grass zones will be allowed to grow through the season. The wildflower species will be able to flower and set seed for filling their life cycle. Late August/Early September, all grass and wildflowers will be cut and collected from the site.
- The Orchid Protection Zones have an open sward with a low percentage of grass that has allowed the growth of natural wildflower species.
- Wildflower species within sward include, but are not limited to, Bee Orchids, Pyramid Orchids, Broad Leaf Helleborine, and Common Broom Rape.
The environmental benefits:
- The proposed grass zone will link Cardiff’s pollinating highway joining Cardiff Councils nearby nature reserves.
- The use of battery-powered tools will reduce carbon emissions further.
- The longer this management style continues, the great number of wildflowers will grow within the sward.