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Managing Grasslands

Grasslands – whether its meadows, road verges, or green spaces – have the power to benefit biodiversity, climate and people, by becoming wildflower-rich habitats.

Whatever the size, regular care and ongoing management is required, to enable these diverse and crucial grasslands to thrive.

Cows in a field of grass by a gate in Greena Moor
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Managing Road Verges and Green Spaces

If managed appropriately Britain’s road verges , can be a great network of wildflower-rich grassland.

We invite you; local authorities, highways agencies and contractors to think differently about how to manage your road verges and green spaces. We can work with you to tackle some barriers that you might be encountering in adopting nature-friendly management.

There are great benefits for biodiversity, climate and people, if we improve the diversity of wildflowers in road verges.

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Meadows Hub

Plantife’s Meadows Hub has everything you need to help you manage your meadow or grassland including practical step by step advice, resources, links to training days and expert knowledge

 

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Downloadable Guides

Case Studies

Fen Orchid Programme

Fen Orchid Programme

A more than 10 years programme of increasing the population of the Fen Orchid in the UK lead by Plantlife.

A big win for grassland, but farmers need more
Cows in a field of grass by a gate in Greena Moor

A big win for grassland, but farmers need more

After a big government announcement, our experts have been delving into the details on the latest funding changes for farmers.

Sustainable farming needs government support, report reveals
Wildflowers growing in a meadow with cattle behind

Sustainable farming needs government support, report reveals

As governments continue to undervalue grasslands, Plantlife is calling on policymakers to help farmers make sustainable choices.