The Yorkshire Dales and Forest of Bowland are home to some of the last remaining wildflower hay meadows in England. These priority habitats are important for farming, absorb carbon and support incredible biodiversity.

One field alone can contain up to 120 species of wildflowers and grasses! 

With more than 97% of our hay meadows already lost, our actions count more than ever to help save these extraordinary ecosystems.

Over the last decade Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has been working to restore species-rich meadows and protect the pollinators and wildlife that depend on them. Together we have the chance to repair and restore our precious wildflower meadows for future generations. Here's how you can help...

Living Bouquet wildflower gift

Give a Living Bouquet wildflower gift

A donation of £25 will help us restore a square metre of precious meadow habitat, and you'll get a gorgeous gift pack including wildflower seeds. 

Get your Living Bouquet 

bee box gift for kids

Bee gifts for kids

Our Bee Box is packed with everything kids need to discover bees, and will help support our work to look after our precious pollinator habitats. 

Buy your bee box


Find out more about hay meadows

Why are hay meadows so important?

Find out what's so important about hay meadows and what we're doing to protect them. Why are hay meadows so important?

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