Grow your own wildflowers

Grow your own mini wildflower meadow or wildlife patch and encourage bees and wildlife into your garden.   

60 per cent of bees and other pollinators, such as flies and butterflies, are in decline in the UK according to the State of Nature report 2016. 

Pollinators and other insects face a wide range of threats, from toxic pesticides to climate change, but the most significant reason for their decline is habitat loss.

You can help create habitat for bees and other wildlife in your own garden by growing a wildflower lawn or wildlife patch - read our Grow your own mini-meadow factsheet or watch our instructional videos showing you how to create or restore a wildflower meadow or garden. You can also buy wildflower seed mix from our shop which is sustainably sourced from meadows across northern England.

 

These videos were created for the Wildflowers in the Meadows project, delivered by YDMT in the Forest of Bowland AONB. 

Help save our pollinators 

Our work to restore species-rich hay meadows and protect bumblebees and other wildlife that depend on them is possible because of donations and support from people like you. Your support can make the world of difference to our precious pollinators.