Haytime Rescue

Haytime Rescue brings communities together in the Forest of Bowland to help enhance wildflower meadow habitats and support the bees and wildlife they are home to.

Haytime Rescue works with volunteers to grow hundreds of wildflower plug plants from sustainably sourced seed. We provide training so participants can learn how to collect and store wildflower seeds, germinate them and grow the plug plants that will eventually be planted out.

Grow your own wildflower garden 

Watch this series of instructional videos to learn how to create or restore your own wildflower garden or meadow from collecting and growing wildflower seed through to planting out plug plants.

You can also read about Creating a wildflower lawn or meadow in our factsheet and buy wildflower seed mix from our shop which is sustainably sourced from meadows across northern England.



Help save our wildflower meadows 

97% of species-rich wildflower meadows have been lost - one of the best habitats for bees and pollinators. Make a donation or give a Living Bouquet wildflower gift today and help protect our precious meadows.  

Flowers of the Dales Festival

Discover the wonderful wildflowers of the Yorkshire Dales with hundreds of wildflower & nature events for everyone.

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