Following the success of the Butterfly Conservation display stand at the 2001 Tatton Flower Show, when the association successfully attracted a large number of new members. the Cheshire and Peak District Branch formed a sub-group with the aim of bringing together a nucleus of members who are particularly interested in gardening for butterflies.
The activities of the group involve anything from the building, management, and on-going maintenance of butterfly-friendly gardens to growing plants from seed for the Group to use in show gardens, schools, public parks, hospices etc.
Members of the Group are actively encouraged to record sightings in their own gardens on a regular basis. This information is then collated by the County Recorder for the Cheshire and Peak District Branch.The group's first project was the creation of a butterfly garden at Claire House children's hospice on the Wirral. You can find more details of this project here.
If you are interested in joining the group, or are able to help on particular projects, please e-mail the Branch enquiries, and we will arrange for one of the group leaders to contact you. It would be helpful if you could include your telephone number in the message.