Created following the clearance of a spruce plantation, this wild meadow garden provides an attractive biodiverse habitat.

The British native wildflower turf is mown in autumn to maintain the diversity of flowering perennials, promote the seeding of annual Yellow Rattle and control the grasses which have been used sparingly.

The ornamental meadows are mown and re-seeded in spring to greater effect than autumn seeding due to the exposure and slope of this Peak District site.  The crescents of fruit trees, Rowans and Portuguese Laurels provide food and shelter for wildlife. The blue sweeps of Geranium and Nepeta underplanting are punctuated with pale pink wild roses for pollinators.

Wild meadow garden in summer