Wildflower Meadow Creation
Establishing your own wildflower meadow can offer the opportunity to delight in its tapestry of beautiful flowers and delicate grasses, and the wealth of
wildlife it will attract to your garden. Meadows can also fit well into a surprising range of gardens, even giving a pleasing contrast within a formal or modern setting.
Based in North Norfolk and working throughout East Anglia, Natural Gardens are specialists in the design, creation and management of meadow habitats in a wide range of settings. Our expertise will help ensure that your new or restored wildflower meadow will not only give you pleasure for years to come, but will provide a vital habitat for wildlife under pressure in the wider countryside.
Successful wildflower meadows – large and small
Our experience over many years has shown that a successful new meadow largely depends on the care taken throughout site preparation. Of course sites and soils vary widely, but generally the poorer the soil the better. We can assess and advise you on the best seedbed preparation and wildflower and grass seed mixture for your particular site, and undertake all the necessary work for you.
A large wildflower meadow is certainly a glorious sight and will become home to a wide range of wildlife including insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. However, if your garden is smaller, we can help you to create a “mini meadow” feature that will give you the opportunity to see the wildlife sanctuary that this wonderful habitat can create in a smaller scale.
A certain amount of aftercare is required during the establishment of a wildflower meadow and we can either offer you support and advice on this or undertake the work for you.
Chalk downland is a rare meadow habitat, but happily is one that we can replicate within a garden, as Norfolk has plentiful supplies of chalk and flint. Harebell, wild thyme, wild basil, wild marjoram, rock rose, and sheep’s bit scabious are all species that thrive on chalk.
See our meadows gallery.