WildWays

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Kingston Council is committed to creating a cleaner, greener borough - a beautiful place for people to live and work alongside thriving wildlife populations.

To help boost local biodiversity the council is trialling a new management method to encourage a greater diversity and abundance of wildflowers on our roadside verges.

Seven ‘WildWays’ sites have been introduced across the borough:

  • Kingston Town - Tudor Drive Junction with Latchmere Lane and Cambridge Road Gardens.
  • Surbiton - Langley Avenue Roundabout and Kings Drive.
  • South of the Borough - Guilders Road Roundabout and Hunters Road Triangle.
  • Maldens and Coombe - Dickerage Lane.

During the first year the grass will be allowed to grow longer then cut and removed, this process will be repeated three times. This will help lower the nutrient level of the soil, resulting in a reduction of grass growth and allowing more space for wildflowers to emerge. As a result, meadow like areas will form and perennial wildflowers will begin to flourish.

Wildflowers provide a great source of forage for pollinators, including a wealth of butterflies and bumblebees, improve our soils health and bring much needed colour to our highways.

Our WildWays meadows will take some time to establish, with most the ecological benefit being secured in the second year of the project. However we will be monitoring this regularly with surveys and photographs. Visit our photo gallery to view the various stages of the scheme and what you can expect to see happen over the next 12 months and beyond.

Update on Malden Green

Unfortunately, our green space contractors were unable to conduct the first grass cut and removal at Malden Green. This is a critical step in the WildWays process and as a result this site will no longer be part of the current trials. A footpath has been cut through the site and the rest of the grass will be left long for the summer. We hope to include this location in future WildWays trials.

To share your view on the pilot schemes please complete the short survey below.


Your feedback will help us decide whether this new management style should be rolled out across the borough. We will review all responses before making a decision on whether to continue with this management style next year.


If you require any of these documents or the survey in a more accessible format, please contact elliot.newton@kingston.gov.uk or call 0208 547 5000.

Kingston Council is committed to creating a cleaner, greener borough - a beautiful place for people to live and work alongside thriving wildlife populations.

To help boost local biodiversity the council is trialling a new management method to encourage a greater diversity and abundance of wildflowers on our roadside verges.

Seven ‘WildWays’ sites have been introduced across the borough:

  • Kingston Town - Tudor Drive Junction with Latchmere Lane and Cambridge Road Gardens.
  • Surbiton - Langley Avenue Roundabout and Kings Drive.
  • South of the Borough - Guilders Road Roundabout and Hunters Road Triangle.
  • Maldens and Coombe - Dickerage Lane.

During the first year the grass will be allowed to grow longer then cut and removed, this process will be repeated three times. This will help lower the nutrient level of the soil, resulting in a reduction of grass growth and allowing more space for wildflowers to emerge. As a result, meadow like areas will form and perennial wildflowers will begin to flourish.

Wildflowers provide a great source of forage for pollinators, including a wealth of butterflies and bumblebees, improve our soils health and bring much needed colour to our highways.

Our WildWays meadows will take some time to establish, with most the ecological benefit being secured in the second year of the project. However we will be monitoring this regularly with surveys and photographs. Visit our photo gallery to view the various stages of the scheme and what you can expect to see happen over the next 12 months and beyond.

Update on Malden Green

Unfortunately, our green space contractors were unable to conduct the first grass cut and removal at Malden Green. This is a critical step in the WildWays process and as a result this site will no longer be part of the current trials. A footpath has been cut through the site and the rest of the grass will be left long for the summer. We hope to include this location in future WildWays trials.

To share your view on the pilot schemes please complete the short survey below.


Your feedback will help us decide whether this new management style should be rolled out across the borough. We will review all responses before making a decision on whether to continue with this management style next year.


If you require any of these documents or the survey in a more accessible format, please contact elliot.newton@kingston.gov.uk or call 0208 547 5000.

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