Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Raising The Green Flag at New Ferry Butterfly Park


John and Jodie Bateman raising the Green Flag at the Butterfly Park

New Ferry Butterfly Park has been awarded a Green Flag Community Award for the 10th consecutive year. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

The Green Flag Community Award 2022/2023

Any green space that is accessible to the public is eligible to enter for a Green Flag Award. They are given on an annual basis and winners must apply each year to renew it. A Green Flag Community Award recognises quality sites managed by voluntary and community groups.

The inspection visit was not announced but was by a ‘mystery’ visitor who commented that it was “...a good chill out site. You can get lost in lots of wildlife”.

Green Flag Award Keep Britain Tidy’s Accreditation Manager Paul Todd said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making New Ferry Butterfly Park worthy of a Green Flag Award. After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people through lockdowns, the news that New Ferry Butterfly Park has achieved the Green Flag Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of the volunteers that make it a great space that everyone can enjoy”.

Employees from WSP help us celebrate the Green Flag award at a workday at the park

The Community Green flag was raised at the New Ferry Butterfly Park by John and Jodie Bateman on 28th July.

This was a corporate workday for thirteen WSP (William Sale Partnership) employees.

Lots was achieved: scything Charlie's Field, extensive bramble removal, plus restoring the compost bins and the former mobile allotment.

Jodie arranged the corporate workday and John organised an Astra-Zenica work party earlier in the year so we are very grateful for their support for the Park.

In past years New Ferry Butterfly Park has won the Green Flag Pollinator award and, in 2016, Green Flag awarded Hilary Ash their Volunteer of the Year Award.

New Ferry Butterfly Park is home to a wide variety of insects, including many species of hoverflies, bees, spiders and other mini-beasts, as well as the butterflies. It also has a large variety of wild flowers - and an outdoor art trail.

Visit on Sunday afternoons 12-4pm, or groups by arrangement. For more details see

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