Picture dated May 26th shows the wildflowers growing on the pristine lawn at King’s College in Cambridge for the first time in 300years.
Wildflowers are blooming on the pristine lawn at King’s College in Cambridge which has been neatly manicured for 300 YEARS.
The iconic view of King’s College Chapel with its perfect lawn sloping down to the River Cam is one of the city’s best-known images and hugely popular with tourists, who frequently photograph it.
The grass has been neatly mown since the 1720s, but the “keep off the grass” signs have now been removed and a huge section of the lawn has now been transformed into a wildflower meadow to support biodiversity.
Beautiful bright wildflowers, including harebells, buttercups, poppies and cornflowers are now blooming in the Spring sunshine.
The college hopes the flowers will attract a huge range of insects, which are crucial to healthy ecosystems
Once the wildflowers have finished flowering they will be harvested for hay and the lawn will be mown again. Then next year the process will be repeated.