Welcome to Herefordshire Meadows

Herefordshire Meadows is an informal network of meadow owners managing and conserving flower rich grassland.

Founded in 2015 to arrange informal visits to grassland in Herefordshire, forty six Herefordshire Meadows members are now supported by Natural England as a Facilitation Fund Group. We work collaboratively across the whole of the Herefordshire landscape holding events and discussions on how to manage, create and restore meadows to benefit wildlife, soil and water quality, historic features, natural flood management and livestock farming businesses.

We are building up a network of local people with skills in plant identification, management advice and contracting services for grassland management.

Herefordshire Meadows activities are open to all, space permitting, and you can join the mailing list to be notified about our activities by emailing us with your contact details.

 

Upcoming events

06Jun2018

Rapid-method grassland assessment - upgrade and refresh your ID skills of common meadow plants, including grasses.

A session with wild plant trainer Stuart Hedley for beginners and improvers to brush up plant ID skills in the field, courtesy of Willy and Jenny Bullough

From 14.00 until 17.30

At Old Vicarage, Clifford, HR3 5EY

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08Jun2018

Restoring Meadows at Brockhampton

Meadow restoration from garden to landscape scale - a chance to hear Peter Clay explain the practicalities of meadow restoration and creation using a range of techniques and machinery

From 12.00 until 15.00

At Brockhampton Cottage, Brockhampton, Herefordshire, HR1 4TQ courtesy of Peter Clay. Grid Ref SO 598315

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19Jun2018

Meadows for Butterflies

How to manage meadows for butterflies - Ewyas Harold

From 11.00 until 2.00

At Ewyas Harold Common

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More events are listed on Upcoming Events

 

Contact

If you have any queries please contact Caroline Hanks

Email: caroline.hanks@farming4wildlife.co.uk

Telephone: 07779 080940

or email Herefordshire Rural Hub

Acknowledgement

“The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. Herefordshire Meadows has received European Union funding under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme’s Facilitation Fund”.