Wildflower meadow blossoms on Wanstead Flats mortuary site

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A meadow of wildflowers has blossomed on Wanstead Flats at the site of the former Covid-19 mortuary facility, which was installed at the height of the pandemic in April 2020 and removed four months later.

The four-acre site, forming the southernmost boundary of Epping Forest, was subsequently reseeded with native species and temporarily fenced off to protect the young plants. Flowers flourishing in the meadow – which is now open to the public – include meadow pea, cow vetch and oxeye daisies.

Author: Editor