Abingdon’s Bee Beds in Abbey Meadows children’s playground

Bee Beds 2022

Come visit the Bee Beds in the children’s playground enclosure in Abingdon’s Abbey Meadows!

These pollinator-friendly flower beds provide bees and other bugs with nectar to produce honey and pollen to feed on. The flowers are pollinated and are able to produce seeds and grow another year. The focus of Abingdon Town Council’s Green Forum for April-June is biodiversity, which Abingdon Carbon Cutters have been championing for years with Bee Beds, the wildflower maze and tree planting


Over the last few years the Abbey Meadows bee beds have contained the perennials listed below:

  • Geranium “Rozanne”Perennial beds by the children's playground
  • Aster frikartii “Monch”
  • Echinacea purpurea
  • Lavandula x intermedia “Grosso”
  • Lychnis coronaria “Atrosanguinea”
  • Penstemon “Garnet’
  • Perovskia “Blue Spire”
  • Salvia nemorosa “Amethyst”
  • Stachys byzantina
  • Phlox paniculata “Blue Paradise” and “Blue Evening”
  • Verbena bonariensis
  • Jasminum officinale “Clotted Cream”
  • Lonicera “Heaven Scent”
  • Clematis  flammula
  • Origanum laevigatum “Herrenhausen”
  • Tanacetum parthenium
  • Bergenia cordifolia
  • Echinops ritro
  • Brunnera cordifolia
  • Onopordum acanthium
  • Angelica archangelica
  • Sedum spectabile
  • Anemone japonica
  • Aster divaricatus
  • Echium pininana
  • Myosotis sylvatica
  • Cosmos “Purity”
  • Nigella “Oxford Blue”
  • Nicotiana (lime and white)