Please note that some advice is free but most advisory visits are offered for a fee.

Management advice

For advice on how to manage and enhance your grassland for biodiversity the following local advisers are offering short site visits for £100:

  • A walkover of your grassland to assess the habitat
  • Key species identification, possibly followed by a visit from Peter Garner if deemed necessary
  • Preparation of a simple map-based management plan that will meet your needs
  • List of basic do’s and don’ts!
  • Signposting to relevant grants

Please contact the advisers directly


Telephone advice on all aspects of meadow management is also available from Sophie Cowling and Andrew Nixon at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.

And from  Wye Valley AONB

Plant ID

For FREE plant identification of your grassland contact:

Countryside Stewardship grant funding

Find out about Natural England Grant funding. For 1:1 advice about your meadows and grassland book an advisory visit.  Your adviser will signpost you to all the currently available grant opportunities.

Depending on location and farm type you may be eligible for advice about improving water quality from Wye and Usk Foundation or Catchment Sensitive Farming