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National Meadows Day - Saturday, 1 July

26/05/24
Memorial Wood

It's 'National Meadows Day' on Saturday, 1 July.

This annual event provides a chance to visit meadows at their midsummer best and to raise awareness about this wonderful habitat.

You might remember that back in March, English Heritage also announced that 100 meadows, across 100 of their historic sites, were to be planted in celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

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

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

Wildflower meadows are one of the rarest habitats in the UK and we have lost 97% of our wild flower meadows since the 1930s.

Nearly 1,400 species of pollinators and other insects rely on meadow plants for their survival.

Take a look at the Plantlife Meadows' Hub to learn more about this incredible habitat CLICK HERE.