Recommended Books

A New Flora of Devon

by R. Smith, B. Hodgson & J. Ison (2016)

Devon Hedges

by The Devon Hedge Group and Devon CC (2014). A colour guide provides information on hedges in Devon and practical advice on their management.

Field Studies Council fold-out ID charts

on everything from flowering plants to butterfly caterpillars. Suitable for beginners.

Grassland Restoration & Management

by D. Blakesley & P. Buckley (2016)

Hay Time: the natural, cultural & land management history of hay meadows in the Yorkshire Dales

by D. Gamble & T. St. Pierre (2010)


by George Peterken, British Wildlife Publishing (2013)

Plants and Habitats – An introduction to common plants and their habitats in Britain and Ireland

by B. Averis (2013)

The biology of soil, a community and ecosystem approach

by Richard Bardgett (2016)

The Wild Flower Key – How to identify wild plants, trees and shrubs in Britain and Ireland

by F. Rose & C. O’Reilly (2006)

Where Have all the Flowers Gone?: Restoring Wildflowers to the Countryside

by Charles Flower (2008)

Wild Flowers – A field guide to the wild flowers of Britain & Ireland

by S. Harrap (2013). A useful guide with photos for beginners.

Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland

by M. Blamey, R. Fitter & A. Fitter (2013)

More Resources help and information



A local network of organisations and individuals with skills and services to help those members who would like help managing their grasslands and boundaries

Orchid walk at Deer Park Farm

Courses and Workshops

Links to organisations providing useful courses and workshops

Videos: Talks and Workshops

Online videos of some of our talks and workshops


Links to a wide range of interesting, useful and informative websites and online resources

Seed Suppliers

Organisations and companies supplying seeds for meadow creation


Suppliers of useful tools and equipment

PDFs and Other Downloads

Links to online PDF files for download

Meadow people

Other Meadows Groups

Links to other meadows groups around the country


Online audio podcasts related to meadows