Celebrate National Meadows Day 2023 with a guided walk around the beautiful meadow at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens.
Discover more about the abundance of species of wildflowers and meadow plants growing on the site, including species of orchid and Yellow Rattle and how their ongoing efforts help maintain it as a vital habitat for butterflies, moths (including day-flying) and other insects.
Small mammals, birds and reptiles and amphibians, also benefit from a traditional hay meadow and its margins. In the UK we have lost over 97% of our wildflower meadows since the 1930s so active conservation is vital in protecting species. National Meadows Day is organised by Plantlife and is an annual event which aims at raising awareness of this vanishing habitat.
Please note you must also purchase tickets to the garden to join this walk. Please meet in the Stable Yard promptly at your chosen walk time.