Breathing Spaces operate a range of community activities and guided wildflower walks at Dankton Barnyard, Dankton Lane in Sompting. Here they have access to a small pre-established wildflower meadow rich in Knapweed, Wild Carrot, Golden rod, Yarrow, Scabious, St John’s Wort, Teasel, Corn Marigold, Toadflax, Hedge Parsley, Hogweed, Eupatorium and many more! The flowers are left to reseed and are not cut back so they are left for the benefit of wildlife.
At Dankton Lane, Breathing Spaces have permission to pick the wildflowers to add to their community supported bouquet scheme. As part of the management of the site they have been clearing invasive weeds such as brambles, thistles, nettles and hogweed, to make way for easier access and to allow reseeding with collected seed from the site.
Visits to the barnyard is by appointment only as the gate is locked, but there are plans to arrange wildflower walks there in the summer. It is also possible to view the site over the gate, which is on a footpath accessible from Herbert road Sompting . Please contact Breathing Spaces for more details Home (breathingspaces.co)