Monmouthshire Meadows Group, in partnership with Gwent Wildlife Trust, are holding their annual Open Meadows day on Sunday 18th June, to give people the opportunity to walk around some of the county’s most beautiful meadows and to get a feel for how the Monmouthshire landscape would have looked before intensive farming methods were adopted. Over 97% of our wildflower meadows have been lost since the 1950’s, and the Meadows Group aims to conserve and restore what is remaining by encouraging people to manage their land effectively.
Meadows are open from 10am to 4.30pm at Llanllowell House and Springdale Farm at Llangwm, near Usk, Kingcoed Meadows near Raglan, and Wet Meadow and New Grove Meadows at Trellech.
The hosts at each site will be able to help with flower identification and point out interesting species. Access is free, but donations towards the charities’ work are appreciated.
Refreshments will be available at Trellech Wet Meadow.
Maps and directions can be downloaded from the Meadows group web site www.monmouthshiremeadows.org.uk