Top image: Preparing for a Mass Mini Beast Hunt:
Eve Mulholland with a local Beaver group, 2018.
Photo credit: Maddi Nicholson

The Landscape Working Party

Art Gene’s Landscape Working Party is a volunteer group dedicated to exploring, re-invigorating and enhancing local green spaces in-between the National Nature Reserves surrounding the islands and bays of Barrow and Furness (voted: The Number 1 Borough in England for The Quality of its Natural Heritage Assets*).

The Landscape Working Party – coordinated by Art Gene’s Landscape Engagement Coordinator Eve Mulholland, and funded by the Coastal Communities Team – is dedicated to propagating and distributing wildflower species throughout Barrow Borough and beyond, with the aim of linking communities to landscapes, improving health and well-being and creating abundant green corridors for both wildlife and people to thrive.

The Landscape Working Party will be part of a long-term programme focusing on planting and propagating rare local species such as the Walney Geranium, climate-resistant species such as Aspen – and many other wildflower species which enhance our local biodiversity.

* Royal Society for Arts and Industry – Heritage Index commissioned by The Heritage Lottery, 2016/17   

Announcing the Landscape Working Party Summer Events!

Download/read the full programme here. (pdf)

Join us!

The Landscape Working Party provides and supports a wide range of regular, free outdoor community activities for individuals, families, groups and organisations to learn new skills, understand our local environment and meet new people.





Click here to follow the Landscape Working Party Facebook Group Page and find out about upcoming events.   

Alternatively, to find out more or to get involved, contact Eve:


Art Gene offices: 01229 825085


Allotment Soup

The Landscape Working Party often partners up with (and makes use of the land of) Art Gene’s ongoing community growing project:

Allotment Soup: The Isle of Walney Community Growing Space
(find out more using the link below).


Habitat To Habitation

Images below: Mass Mini Beast Hunt well underway.
Photo credit: Maddi Nicholson (first 2) and Eve Mulholland,