Although Lytham has achieved outstanding horticultural awards, as a seaside resort attracts visitors to see its 'In Bloom' displays; conservation and biodiversity also feature prominently. From the inspiring work done by the Friends of The Estuary Coastal Care Group, Friends of Green Drive, Park View For You, the Green Flag awards and the management of our open spaces and woodlands, Lytham is proud of its stewardship of the local environment.
At Lytham Crematorium, alongside impressive floral displays, the council maintains the lake and wetlands habitat which attracts a variety of wildfowl through the seasons. Green Drive and Witchwood provide beautiful woodland walks on the perimeter of Lytham.
These areas of natural woodland are maintained by volunteer groups supported by Fylde Borough Council. Both areas are a haven for wildlife and are well used by the local community.
Lytham Train Station, North Platform
After the sustainable planting of the beds over the last 2 years, a support group has been formed to take on the maintenance of these beds and continue the development of this site. Working parties with volunteers will be out in spring and summer this year, on Monday afternoons once a month. . . come and join us!
Local schools and wildlife groups have made bug boxes which are sited at the rear of the raised beds. Lytham in Bloom is working in partnership with other local groups managed by Alan Hulme from urbanorganics.org, who is coordinating the further development of the station beds.