Who are we and what do we do?
Our aim is to conserve and restore flower rich grasslands in Monmouthshire by enabling members to manage their own fields and gardens effectively. Wildflower meadows are increasingly rare and a vital habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna.
The group was formed in 2003, and now has more than 120 members with sites ranging from less than a quarter of an acre to well over 30 acres. Many members wish to restore flowering hay meadows, or create wild areas in their gardens.
We survey members’ sites, give individual botanical training and recommend methods of land management. We work closely with other conservation agencies such as Natural Resources Wales, Gwent Wildlife Trust, Keep Wales Tidy, and the Wye Valley AONB.
We have received grants to purchase equipment to help members manage their meadows, and can put members in touch with local contractors for meadow management, and graziers who can loan livestock to graze meadows to benefit wildlife species.
We hold two meetings a year in the spring and autumn to which all of our
members are invited to hear interesting talks and meet one another. We also organise work parties and sometimes have meadow hay and local seed for sale.
For the past few years we have held Open Days at members’ meadows which provide an opportunity for people to come and enjoy the sight and sounds of a meadow in all its glory.
If you have an area of grassland you wish to manage for wildlife, or are interested in conserving wildflower meadows in Monmouthshire’s landscape, please join us. Details of how to join are on our web site.
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The Old Rectory
Herefordshire HR9 5TL
Tel 01989 750740
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