Create A Perennial Wildflower Meadow Workshop
Whether you want to turn a narrow strip of land into a haven for birds and butterflies, or have an actual meadow you want to return to a flowery state, this workshop at Common Farm Flowers will help you create your very own meadow environment.
Spend a day at Common Farm Flowers in Somerset, where their 3/4 acre wildflower meadow has been created with loving care and attention over the past twelve years.
See the meadow in full flower, look at the species which flourish there, work out how you too can take the lessons that Fabrizio Boccha and Georgie Newbery have learned during the creation of this wonderful space, and create your own meadow. Whether you want to turn a narrow strip of land into a haven for birds and butterflies, or have an actual meadow you want to return to a flowery state, Georgie and Fabrizio will advise and encourage you.
During the course of the day you will:
- Tour the meadows at Common Farm Flowers
- Look at their different environments and learn about how the earth is managed to encourage perennial wild flower species to flourish there
- Sow wildflower seeds so that you'll have plug plants to plant into your own meadow land in September
- Take home lists of reliable suppliers of wildflower seeds/plug plants
We have lost 90% of our wildflower meadows in the UK since WWII. Be part of the movement to reestablish our native wildflower species, a beautiful way to feed some of the most vulnerable species on the food chain. The cost of the day includes teas, coffees and a light lunch.