Flowers of the Dales Festival

Hundreds of wildflower & nature events for everyone!

Flowers of the Dales Festival brings wonderful wildflower and nature events to venues across the Yorkshire Dales from March to October. Our 2017 Festival has now ended but we'll be bringing you a brand new programme of events starting in Spring out for the new Festival Programme which will be out in February 2018.  

With guided walks, identification courses, art exhibitions, children's craft activities, bug hunts and 'grow wild' activities, you’ll find something for everyone!

Wildflower habitats of the Yorkshire Dales

Wildflowers can be found all over the Yorkshire Dales - in hay meadows, ancient woodlands, heather-clad moors and amongst the limestone pavement. These special habitats and their wildflowers provide food and shelter to a wealth of wildlife – including many rare species of insects, birds and mammals.  

By helping you to discover and enjoy these wonderful wildflowers for yourself, we hope you can understand and appreciate their importance, and help us to protect them for future generations.

More than 33,000 people have done just that since the first Flowers of the Dales Festival in 2009, and with hundreds more exciting events to choose from next year we hope to see you celebrating all things wild and wonderful! 

Help save our precious wildflower meadows. Give a Living Bouquet wildflower gift for only £25.