Wildflower Meadows

£90.00

This wildflower meadow course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create, restore and enhance meadows, with a particular focus on chalk grassland. Whether you want to establish a mini meadow in your back garden or on a large scale, this course is for you.

£90.00 Location : Hampshire

This wildflower meadow course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to create, restore and enhance meadows, with a particular focus on chalk grassland. Whether you want to establish a mini meadow in your back garden or on a large scale, this course is for you.

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  • In-Person Course
  • July 20, 2024 - July 20, 2024
  • Day course

Rachael Mairey will take you on a guided tour of The Sustainability Centre’s beautifully vibrant buzzing meadows and teach you how to establish and manage your own meadow effectively. The Sustainability Centre offers a unique opportunity to glimpse meadows through time: from new meadows to longer-established meadows to mature chalk grassland. You will be able to compare these and understand the differences between them. ​ Rachael will guide you through seed saving techniques and how to identify some of the country’s most beautiful flowers within this amazing habitat. You will get to sow a small selection of wildflower plug plants to take home and plant at a later date. THE COURSE WILL GIVE YOU Knowledge and skills to establish, enhance and restore meadows Effective meadow management methods Understanding of chalk grassland Wildflower identification skills Seed saving techniques Wildflower plug plants to take home and plant. THIS COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR Anyone who is keen to create, manage and understand wildflower meadows. The course will be held indoors and outdoors in all but the most extreme weathers, so please make sure you follow what to bring/wear advice below. This course will involve walking downhill to our Wildflower Meadows and back uphill to the main building on uneven ground, if you have any mobility worries, please contact us before booking. WHAT TO BRING/WEAR Please bring waterproofs or other weather-appropriate clothing, including a hat. This course will go ahead in all weathers unless monsoonal Walking boots or stout shoes suitable for uneven terrain Notepad and pencils/pens and camera A small ruler Long trousers are recommended to provide protection from ticks A hand lens (if you own one) A water bottle packed lunch or lunch can be purchased from the Beech Café. ABOUT THE TUTOR Rachael Mairey has been creating and managing wildflower meadows at The Sustainability Centre for over a decade. All meadow areas and projects you will see and experience on this course, Rachael has co-ordinated and worked on personally. She has a keen interest in, and love of, the natural world, recognising the importance of enhancing and preserving its biodiversity. She is seriously passionate about plants and has a specialist knowledge of the British Flora. Rachael worked for the Hiller Gardens for 5 years before embarking on an Environmental Science degree and Masters, specialising in Ecology and Biodiversity. She then worked for Plantlife and joined the Sustainability Centre in 2011.

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