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Planting at New Covent Garden Market will provide natural habitat for rare butterfly species

20 July 2022 0

The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers has planted a symbolic nine elms in the London area of Nine Elms, to mark a visit by its liverymen to New Covent Garden Market.

The trees were planted on a rewilding site to be known as the Butterfly Garden close to the entrance of the UK’s largest wholesale market for fruit, vegetables and flowers.

They will not only add to the diversity and sustainability of the environment in Nine Elms, London’s newest district situated on the south bank of the River Thames between Vauxhall and Battersea, but will also eventually play their natural role as host trees in the breeding cycle of one of the country’s threatened butterflies, the White-letter Hairstreak.

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