Long Mead Picnic and Plant Propagation

June 25, 2022

Long Mead Wildlife Site
Oxford Road
Witney, Select OX29 4BT

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Come for a guided walk and picnic in Long Mead's ancient floodplain meadow at the height of it's summer glory and help us pot on the wildflowers that NRN's Plant Propagation Group have been nurturing for Eynsham's community meadows and other local meadows. 

Programme

10.00am Introduction to Long Mead's extraordinary 1000-year-old floodplain hay meadow and the unique role is still plays in 21st century food production, water purification, carbon storage and flood mitigation. 

10.20 to 1.00pm Learn about individual flower species as you sow and pot on flowers for planting out in Eynsham Playing Fields, Dovehouse Meadow, Fishponds, St Leonard's Churchyard and Peace Oak meadows in the autumn.

1.00pm to 1.20pm Guided meadow walk

1.20pm to 2.30pm Picnic in the meadow (bring your own)

Please make sure you register since, to protect the meadow which is still part of commercial agriculture, we need to limit numbers

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Catriona Bass, Kevan Martin, Fiona Ravenscroft, Steve Howells, Alison Jones, Sandy Lord




Organizer

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site

Find out more about Long Mead's Thames Valley Wildflower Meadow Restoration Project




Date and Time

Sat, June 25, 2022

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
(GMT+0000) Europe/London

Location

Long Mead Wildlife Site

Oxford Road
Witney, Select OX29 4BT

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site Oxford RoadSwinford OX29 4BT   This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are …

Long Mead Local Wildlife Site


Oxford Road
Swinford OX29 4BT



 


This workshop will be held at Long Mead barn and in our species-rich floodplain hay meadow. Please travel by foot, bus or bike if you can. The S1 Bus stops at the Talbot Inn, just outside our gate. We are between the Swinford Toll Bridge and the Talbot Inn (opposite the pub) recogniseable by the row of rusty birds on the gate and a thatch barn in the orchard.




If you need to travel by car please use the Eynsham Sports Pavillion car park (1 Oxford Rd, Eynsham, Witney OX29 4HG). It is marked with a green pointer on the map. It is 7 minutes walk from us.


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Long Mead Wildlife Site

Oxford Road
Witney, Select OX29 4BT