Wildflowers for the Meadows

Wildflowers for the Meadows works with communities in the Forest of Bowland to enhance our wildflower meadow habitats for bees and other wildlife and create a sustainable future for our wildflowers.

Wildflowers for the Meadows works with volunteers and community groups to grow hundreds of wildflower plug plants from seed collected in hay meadows and verges across the Forest of Bowland, to help improve the botanical diversity of the area.

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.

Growing wildflowers

We’ve also created a series of instructional videos based on the training we provide so others can learn how to create or restore a wildflower meadow or garden from collecting and growing wildflower seed through to planting out plug plants.

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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