Meadow Walks

Cow parsley - a feature of many a meadow walk Bee orchids Musk mallow

Bird’s foot trefoil, crested dog’s tail, devil’s bit scabious and pignut are evocative names for just a few of the beautiful wildflowers that once commonly grew in Britain’s meadows.

Sadly, just 2% of these diverse and interesting fields remain – lost to 20th century production-driven farming and urban development.

However, there are pockets of loveliness still to be found, explored and admired. They offer a glimpse of the magic of species-rich grasslands, teeming with insects and bees.

I am lucky enough to live close to water meadows, which I walk through every day with the dogs. I watch the re-awakening of many grasses and wildflowers in spring, witness their full summer glory and then watch them die back down to the ground for winter. It is a fascinating, often breath-taking cycle.

Meadow walks for all
I am hoping to offer people the chance to visit meadows like these during the flowering season, with discussions and simple identification techniques – so hopefully everyone who comes can go away knowing their bird’s foot trefoil from their pignut!

Watch this space for details of Meadow Walks coming up in 2017.


No products were found matching your selection.

whispers in the grass Receive up-to-date news and special product offers