Don’t Mow, Let It Grow developed from a small Envision road verge pilot project in 2012/13 which looked at four verges in the Garvagh area. The selected verges were surveyed the plants recorded. The results were very impressive with verges containing 30 plus meadow plant species, and receiving good public support. This led to upscaling the pilot to a super Council wide project Don’t Mow Let It Grow.
The project partners were able to secure a development grant for funding from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in 2015 to develop this pilot project and submit a delivery phase application. In December 2015 HLF awarded the project £126k, this was match funded through an application to Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) who awarded £14k.