FoCG supports the City Gardens team in projects to enhance biodiversity in the square mile. This includes providing input into the refresh of the Biodiversity Action Plan in 2016 and taking responsibility for implementing biodiversity enhancements in Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation.
Biodiversity actions include volunteers creating and maintaining a native hedge in Bunhill Fields, planting bulbs, sowing wildflower seeds, building insect hotels and log piles and installing leaf composting bins, maintaining and increasing the number of bird feeding stations and producing hand outs for residents and corporates on how to create pollinator friendly planting.
In Bunhill Fields, FoCG are responsible for maintaining a section of the graveyard where we are developing a woodland habitat and trialling management interventions, such as relaxing mowing, establishing native species and leaf composting that can be applied on other sites.
FoCG has also encouraged best biodiversity practice by organising a Green Roof Workshop for building managers and making biodiversity one of the main judging criteria for City in Bloom.
We also carry out and publish Biodiversity Surveys reports