Charles Flower's Wildflower Meadow Creation Workshop 1

July 9, 2021

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site
Oxford Road
Swinford OX29 4DU
United Kingdom

  • Public Price
    £25.00
    (ends 07/05/2021)
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    £15.00
    (ends 07/05/2021)
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Description

This is the first of two Workshops led by the pioneer of meadow creation and restoration, Charles Flower. He will give practical demonstrations about what works and what does not, when restoring wildflowers to garden and countryside.

Workshop 1 - Establishing wild flowers.

Charles will dive to the heart of the matter with, ‘Getting wild flower seed to grow’ and ‘Managing your wild flowers’.

All the answers you need – and more - about seedbeds, fertility and the importance of year 1, as well as learning to identify some of the key species in the field.

NOTE: You can register for each workshop separately - i.e. you can attend either or both. 

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Speaker: Charles Flower
Speaker Charles Flower
Charles Flower is passionate about restoring the countryside. After the dark decades of the 1960s and 1970s, he developed pioneering practical methods of resatoring wildflower meadows on his own 175 acre farm in East Wiltshire. With his mehods he was able to establish wild flowers on fertile farmland. This led …

Charles Flower is passionate about restoring the countryside. After the dark decades of the 1960s and 1970s, he developed pioneering practical methods of resatoring wildflower meadows on his own 175 acre farm in East Wiltshire. With his mehods he was able to establish wild flowers on fertile farmland. This led him to begin growing wild flower seed crops. Key projects were the 85 acre extension to Butterfly Conservation’s  Magdalen Hill Down Nature reserve in Hants and the 700 acre arable reversion around  Stonehenge. He has restored  wild flowers to  every kind of garden, farm and estate. As a doyen of wildflower restoration, he is consulted by organisations like the National Trust and by many landowners and farmers, so helping to ensure the future of our traditional wildflowers, many of which are still disappearing.


He is the author of two classics: 'Where have all the Flowers gone?' (2008) and 'Irreplaceable Woodlands (2014). 


(He tells us he has been 'trying to retire' but unlike his meadow creations, he has met with very little success. So this Flower has not yet gone and the NRN are delighted to host these two Workshops at Long Mead).

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Date and Time

Fri, July 9, 2021

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT+0100) Europe/London

Location

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site

Oxford Road
Swinford OX29 4DU
United Kingdom

Long Mead

Pricing

  • Public Price
    £25.00
    (ends 07/05/2021)
  • Members Price
    £15.00
    (ends 07/05/2021)
Become a member

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Long Mead Local Wildlife Site

Oxford Road
Swinford OX29 4DU
United Kingdom