Magnificent meadows in Wales

Taking a stroll through a wild meadow at sunrise or sunset in summer is a magical moment. Sadly, around 97% of meadows have been lost since the 1930’s, but through the ‘Magnificent Meadows Cymru’ partnership project with Plantlife, we are reviving and restoring meadow landscapes across Wales, for everyone to enjoy. Take a wander through one on National Meadows Day and throughout the summer and get a closer to nature.

Bee in the meadow

Bodnant Garden 

Join the butterflies, birds and bees among our wildflowers this summer.

Meadows at Chirk Castle, Wrexham

Chirk Castle 

Blooming beautifully in the midsummer sunshine

The meadow at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire


The buttercup meadow on the Castle Field is a sea of sunshine yellow at Dinefwr.

Wildflower meadow at Dyffryn Gardens

Dyffryn Gardens 

Restored meadows and carefully mown new 'meadow spaces' on the formal lawn have wild orchids, yellow rattle, bees and butterflies in abundance.

Summer meadow at Erddig


Enjoy the show of wild orchid’s at Erddig this summer.

Summer meadow at Paxton's Tower

Paxton's Tower

A sea of meadow surrounds this tower perched on a hill above the Towy Valley.

Meadow in bloom in the parkland

Penrhyn Castle 

With a backdrop of a fantasy castle, the meadow at Penrhyn is a sight to behold.

Rare orchids grow in the hay meadow

Plas Newydd 

The beautiful wildflower meadows are a haven for wildlife at Plas Newydd.

The orchard in June at Plas yn Rhiw, Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales

Plas yn Rhiw 

The gardener and local rangers have transformed one field into an orchard and meadow at Plas yn Rhiw.

Flowering meadow at Southwood Estate, Pembrokeshire

Southwood Estate 

Explore the meadows in Southwood Estate in Pembrokeshire, a landscape carefully managed for nature and biodiversity.