Whitefield wildflower meadow

Whitefield wildflower meadow at Dyrham Park

Situated next to the main car park, Whitefield wildflower meadow is a glorious area where you are allowed to walk your dog.

In late May, June and July, our Whitefield meadow is at its finest - with lots of wonderful wildflowers including orchids in bloom.
 
The meadow, situated near the main car park, is home to a burst of orchids, daisies, clover, wild grasses and more - all visible from the carefully mown pathways.
 
If you head down further into the park, you will find another wildflower meadow nestled in Nichols' orchard next to the more formal garden.
 
Annual treat
 
Beth Weston, Outdoors Officer at Dyrham Park, says: 'It’s looking so beautiful in Whitefield at the moment – with a stunning array of colours - but you need to witness the spectacle soon, otherwise you’ll have to wait another year.'
 
She added: 'Look out for the bee orchid. Bee orchids are so called because the petal formation resembles a bee on a flower - this helps encourage fertilisation. Some years they don't come out at all so there's no way of knowing when we'll see them.'