Let it grow for No Mow May

Lock up your lawnmowers, because it's No Mow May. Hounslow Council is supporting the event by keeping the grass long in some of the borough's parks and open spaces.

Published: Wednesday, 11th May 2022

grassland at Hounslow Heath
A cut above: Hounslow Heath is just one area of the borough that won’t be cut during No Mow May.

Hounslow is going wild this month to help create healthier habitats for bees, insects and plants to thrive. 

To celebrate the national No Mow May event, Hounslow Council’s Parks Team and its partners at GreenSpace 360 will be letting the grass grow in parts of selected parks and green spaces across the borough.

And the team wants residents and keen gardeners to lock up the lawnmowers and keep off the grass. 

Having a wilder spaces in our public open spaces and in people’s gardens will provide more mini-beasts with the perfect environment, encouraging greeter biodiversity. 

From the week commencing 9 May, areas of these countryside sites will not be mown until June:

  • Hounslow Heath 
  • Crane Park 
  • Bedfont Lakes

Areas of the following Hounslow parks will also go without a haircut during the merry month of May:

  • Farnell Road Open Space
  • Carville Hall North and South
  • Redlees Park
  • Inwood Park
  • Lampton Park
  • Promenade East
  • Dukes Meadows
  • St Pauls Recreation Ground
  • Homefield North and South
  • Chiswick Back Common
  • Feltham Park
  • Bedfont Green
  • Grosvenor Park
  • Poplar Way Open Space
  • Hanworth Air Park

No Mow May is organised nationally by conversation charity Plantlife 

Last year’s results showed that the re-wilding initiative provided the perfect environment to sustain 10 times the amount of vital pollinators such as bees, butterflies and moths. 

Whilst green-fingered growers reported the emergence of up to 250 species of plants among the long grass, including wild garlic, strawberries and others thought to be in decline. 

Residents and community groups can register to take part in No Mow May by visiting the Plantlife website

At the conclusion of the event, there will be a national wildflower count entitled: Every Flower Counts.

  • For more information on parks and open spaces in Hounslow click here.
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