Wander through our wild flower meadow
Once a rugby pitch, Cae Maes y Fran is now a beautiful wild flower meadow and a haven for wildlife.
Cae Maes y Fran (pronounced Ka-ee Mah-es er Vrahn) is home to a huge variety of naturally occuring plants and flowers, supporting a wide range of insects, animals and birds.
Thousands of orchids sit beside red clover, yellow rattle, cat’s ear and meadow buttercups while buzzing bees and butterflies flit between the flowers. Skylarks rise and swoop above the grasses. With views looking out over the mountains of Snowdonia, this really is a special place.
The diverse range of plants and flowers also makes it a perfect home for lots of native bees in the area.
How to visit the meadow
We have opened up paths through the meadow again this year (2019) so you can roam and enjoy this precious place for yourself. Just ask at the Visitor Centre for directions and more information.
As well as being able to stroll through the meadow this summer you can also learn more about this special place at our 'Meet the Beekeepers' event, every weekend throughout July from 11am until 4pm. Just head to the Cow Shed for the low down on our stripey friends and how important they are to the meadow.
From 1 June to 31 August, young adventurers can pick up one of our Explorer Tracker packs from the Visitor Centre and set off through the long grass on a nature hunt - how many species will you spot?