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UK National Meadows Day 2023

Take part in Plantlife’s National Meadows Day on Saturday 1 July 2023 by visiting your nearby meadows at their midsummer best.

This year we celebrate the value of our local biodiverse grasslands, including meadows.

A hay meadow in Pembrokeshire with a blue sky
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Wildflower meadows look their best in summer, as flowers bloom and seed heads pop under the sun. They are hugely important resources which provide a sanctuary for wildlife, lock up carbon and are vital to our wellbeing.

However, our meadows are in trouble. The majority of our ancient species-rich grasslands have been lost, and now our meadows need us more than ever.

Get involved

Join Plantlife as we shout out about how important our wild plant-filled meadows are this National Meadows Day.

Here’s just a few ways you can discover your local meadows this National Meadows Day – either out and about or enjoying a virtual experience from your home.

Visit a reserve

Did you know Plantlife has 23 nature reserves across the UK? Visit your nearest reserve and see if you can find some of the different grassland habitats and rare species that they support.

Make your own meadow

Meadows aren’t just for the countryside! Follow our expert guide to turn your garden lawn into next year’s mini meadow.

Keep it local

Discover your nearby meadows, whether it’s a wild area in your local park or church yard, or even your own lawn! See what you can find on your doorstep. Use our ID guide to help.

Don’t forget to follow the countryside code when visiting green spaces to protect the delicate and rare species that call our meadows home.

Instagram Live

On Saturday 1 July as Plantlife goes live on Instagram across the country.

Learn about different types of meadows and why they’re so important.


10am – Sam Jones in the upper Dulnain Valley in the Cairngorms

10.20am – Andrew Kearsey at Seaton Meadows Plantlife Reserve in Rutland

10.40am – Hien Luong in London

11am – Sarah Shuttleworth at Skylark Meadows Plantlife Reserve in Somerset

11.20am – Jo Riggall in Holmfirth visiting a lowland meadow in West Yorkshire


Make sure you’re following us on Instagram to receive an update when we go live!


Wildflower Fun at Aberfeldy
Aberfeldy side of Wade’s Bridge, PH15 2FG

Wildflower Fun at Aberfeldy

Walk the riverside path to see the Weem hay-meadow and talk ‘flowers, butterflies, moths and nature’. No booking needed – queries to

Porthkerry Park Meadows Day
11am-3pmHikers walking through long grass.
Porthkerry County Park, CF62 3BY

Porthkerry Park Meadows Day

Join VOG, Bridgend and NPT Meadows Group next Saturday 1 July at Porthkerry Country Park to celebrate all things meadow! Free drop in event with some bookable sessions.

Guided walks at Gilbert White’s House
11am + 2pm (repeated)A hay meadow at Gilbert Whites House
Gilbert White’s House & Gardens, GU34 3JH

Guided walks at Gilbert White's House

A 45 minute guided walk around the beautiful meadow at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens. Please note you must also purchase tickets to the garden to join this walk.