About the event

Discover how to we can help restore biodiversity by using native wildflowers to create new meadows, with national expert Sue Everett.

Sue’s talk will look at how wildflower meadows have vanished from much of Britain’s countryside and how the good news is that we can take positive steps by creating new ones. These can vary in scale from our own gardens to large fields and farms.  The new meadows won't be exactly the same as a 1000 year old Oxfordshire hay meadow, but they can make a valuable contribution to restoring biodiversity. We know how to do it, but many pitfalls exist. This talk will explain some of the key methods, discuss options for obtaining seed and the importance of having in place the right kind of management. 

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after the main presentation.

About your speaker

Sue Everett is a national expert on wildflower meadow creation and seed harvesting. She was part of a team that set up one of the UK’s first nature consultancies in 1988, called NatureBureau. Since 2000, as a consultant, she has provided advice and land management plans to government agencies, farmers and conservation organisations including the RSPB and The Wildlife Trusts. Plus, for over 30 years, Sue has been the regular news columnist for British Wildlife magazine.

Sue has been a Friend of the CRT for 30 years and after joining as a Trustee, this year she became the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the CRT.