Flora & Fauna

The flora (native plants) play a very important part in our environment. The Friends of Margravine Cemetery are working to promote the conservation of the flora for the benefit of our community, and for all new visitors to the Cemetery. For many years the grass has been left long in summer in selected areas so that the wild flowers and grasses can thrive and set seed. This helps the bees, butterflies and other insects, which in turn provide food for a great variety of birds. The cemetery is also well blessed with over 300 trees with a wide variety of species. The Friends and the Council have planted many new trees to add to those existing, and to replace any lost through disease or storms.

The fauna (native animals, birds and insects etc) play a very important part in our environment. The Friends put great effort into identifying and conserving the animal life, for the benefit of our community, and for all new visitors to the Cemetery. The fauna include the birds, insects and small mammals. Foxes and squirrels also find shelter in the cemetery, but receive a more varied press.
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2011

2011

October – December 2011 We find our big noticeboard in the cemetery near the northern gates is proving useful for keeping local people informed of surveys and events. One notable event was that the George Broad bronze memorial (George being often refrerred to as ‘the man who cast Eros’) got pushed over. We […]

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2010

2010

We had a successful (AGM) meeting in November, finishing with an interactive debate over how to maintain a Victorian cemetery with its history of formal and sometimes adventurous planting, and at the same time foster biodiversity and a more informal planting.The round bed next spring will be more in the style of […]

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2009

2009

Winter 2009/2010 The December hedge planting went very well. Many people came so that we were able to get all the plants in very efficiently. We also mangaged to clear weeds from earlier plantings. November 2009 The group replied to Sustrans’ proposal for a cycle route through the cemetery. September 2009 – a […]

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