Playing our part in celebrating National Meadows Day

Common Blue butterfly

With increasing pressure on land use in the UK, meadows are unfortunately a declining habitat. We are hosting a family friendly event to help raise awareness of the importance of meadow preservation. There will be plenty to see, learn and do!

Join us to learn more about these incredible chalk grasssland meadows

When you arrive

You will be greeted by a welcome team and sent on a marked trail, learning about the flora, insects and reptiles that live in precious chalk grassland along the way. Meet the rangers that look after the 1,000 acres of countryside across Bedfordshire, which makes up Dunstable Downs and the Whipsnade Estate. At the end of the trail take a piece of the meadow home with you!

Wildflower Grassland Meadow from successful arable reversion
wildflower meadow, arable reversion field
Wildflower Grassland Meadow from successful arable reversion

Important information

The event takes place on Sat 7th July 2018 between 11am and 3pm

The event is free and there's no need to book - just turn up at the Chilterns Gateway Centre. If you have any queries don't hesitate to call us on 01582 500923

" In 2017, more than 125 events took place on or around National Meadows Day, celebrating wildflower grasslands with guided walks, wildlife hunts, arts & crafts, training workshops and more -Plantlife, www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk"
- Plantlife, www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk