This year there are over two dozen beautiful meadows to amble through during Open Meadows 2024. We have some new meadows on the list this year – a big thank-you to those meadow-owners for joining the programme.

The first meadows open in May at two stunning sites. One (The Mill at Ideford) is a flood plain meadow covered in bright campion, ragged robin, cuckoo flower and buttercup. The other (Highclere at Manaton) is opening a little earlier than usual this year so that visitors can enjoy its Blue Period – an array of blues, purples and whites of orchids, bluebells, stitchwort, ramsons and much more.

Start planning your spring and summer outings. Some of the owners are giving guided walks, to enthuse, inspire, answer your questions and share their meadow making experiences.

Wishing you some contented hours in these very special places.

Open Meadows Full Programme 2024

Location Map of all meadows


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Love inspirational wildlife related talks?

Visit the Moor Meadows youtube channel to view videos of some of our previous talks with top speakers, plus informative practical videos.

Here’s a flavour:

Renowned ecologist George Peterken, author of Meadows, the definitive guide, on A Celebration of Wildflower Meadows

Professor Dave Goulson, eminent bee expert and author, on How to Save our Insects

Author of Gardening for Wildlife, Adrian Thomas, on How to Make and Maintain Mini-meadows

Plantlife’s botanist Matt Pitts on How to Create a Meadow (field scale)

A trio of top speakers on Conservation Grazing Part 1

Charlie Burrell from Knepp Estate on Rewilding Knepp

Author and wildlife documentary film maker Nick Gates on Orchard: A Year in England’s Eden

All our wildlife related talks can be viewed here

If you’d like to catch up on some reading, see our meadow and wildlife related book recommendations:

Recommended Books