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100 New Meadows - Beeston Castle Selected

25/05/24
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English Heritage has announced that 100 meadows, across 100 of their historic sites, will be planted in celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

Their aim is to create a natural legacy across the country, establishing flower-rich grasslands, restoring those that have been lost, and enhancing those that already exist.

And, terrific news, Beeston Castle, right here on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge, has been selected.

Since the 1930s and the advent of post-war modern farming practices, the UK has lost 97% of its meadows.

Before that, much of England's grassland — from meadows, road verges and lawns — would have been home to a much more diverse flora than we have today.

Creating and enhancing wildflower-rich grasslands will benefit nature and our environment and fit with the historic landscape.

For more information and to read the locations of all 100 sites CLICK HERE.