Wallingford Town Council owns and maintains the Bull Croft, Kine Croft and the Castle Gardens.
As part of our commitment to the climate emergency we have increased our low mow activity. We have added a wild flower meadow in the Bull Croft this year (2023) in addition to our low mow areas already set up in Castle Gardens. We have worked closely with community groups, Wild about Wallingford, Sustainable Wallingford, Incredible Edible and the OX10 Community Group.
We had some trial areas for the first time last year and have added three more areas :
- Bull Croft – the area under the trees to the left as you walk along the path from the High Street to St George’s Road.
- Kinecroft – all along the left hand border from the High Street past the Coach and Horses to the end of the Kinecroft. We also have some amazing cow parsley around the Saxon fortifications which are great for biodiversity.
- The Hot Dog – the land on the left as you leave Wallingford towards Shillingford where the bus stop is. This area will be left apart from the edges so it looks kept. We also plan to plant some spring bulbs here in the autumn 2023.
We will be looking for more volunteers to help with these areas in the near future. Please reach out to Wild about Wallingford as they will be conducting a species study this year.