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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.#NationalMeadowsDay
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.
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.
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.
Meadows aren’t just for the countryside! Follow our expert guide to turn your garden lawn into next year’s mini meadow.
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.
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!
Walk the riverside path to see the Weem hay-meadow and talk ‘flowers, butterflies, moths and nature’. No booking needed – queries to email@example.com.
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.
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.
Share your favourite meadows and the wild plants that live there with us on social media with #NationalMeadowsDay.
Found a wildflower in a meadow but not sure what it is? Use our ID guide to find out it’s name!
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