Exploring the River of Flowers: Wildflowers, community engagement and participatory mapping

Research Team: Alessio D’Angelo, Adriana Castro Ayala, Vijay Vohora, Lisa Clarke

This project was a partnership between AHC and Middlesex University to carry out preliminary research among organisations and groups involved with or interested in the River of Flowers. The study aimed to investigate their ideas, needs and expectations and to collect information about current initiatives as well as the location of existing or possible wildflower areas. The project also explored and tested ways to ‘map’ the River of Flowers, including the development of a dedicated Geographic Information System (GIS) and an interactive online map.

This report summarises the work carried out within the project and presents key findings from the fieldwork and GIS mapping. The River of Flowers members are the principal audience of this report.