Author Archives: Dawn Brickwood

Free Yellow Rattle Seed – 5-7 June @ South of England Show

Weald Meadows Partnership will be at the South of England Show and the first 50 guest each day will receive a free small pack of Weald Native Origin Yellow Rattle Seed. We are located in Block 10 in the Farming and Wildlife Area on Agrifactors Stand – kindly supported by loyal project partner of 18 years, ChrisContinue Reading

WMP – Success at Ardingly’s Spring Show

Spring Show Sun 4th & Mon 5th May 2013 The show season got off to a flying start with the Ardingly Spring Show where Weald Meadows Partnership (Chris Davis-Agrifactors, Keith Datcthler OBE – High Weald Landscape Trust (HWLT) and Dawn Brickwood – Weald Meadows Services)) featured the new Green Seed Web clip, large wildflower troughs andContinue Reading

WMP Events & Key Achievements 2013

Events: RBG Kew, Flora Locale and WMP – Seed Collecting & Use for restoration and re-introduction 11th July 2013 The day course reviewed the science and practice of collecting, preservation and use of high quality seed samples.  Using semi-natural habitats at Wakehurst seed was harvested and quality-assessed by the 12 attending officers and individuals atContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Historic Weald and Downland Museum in Chichester enjoys unique Olympic Legacy that is set to support

Wildlife in West Sussex is set to become one of the unexpected ‘legacy’ beneficiaries of the Olympics, thanks to a joint initiative between the Hampshire-based organisation, Wildflower Turf Ltd and the Sussex- based Meadows Nectar Networks Initiative (MNNI).  On 31 October,Continue Reading

New Jewel in the Meadow Crown?

Featuring Coach Road East Sussex’s Coronation Meadow & Triangle Field – our meadow making story is well now underway and the precious seed has finally reached the receptor site. Triangle Field named simply to reflect its shape, was taken out of intensive dairy farming 17 years ago. It has taken many years for the field’sContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Coronation Meadows

A Weald Wildflower Meadow ‘Coach Road’ in Battle has become one of the first Coronation Meadows in the Country.Continue Reading

Wildlife set to benefit from Olympics 2012 legacy

Following the successful Wildflower turf laying at Kingsmead Meadow, Calbex Hill, Battle: on the 11October 2012 – please see the Beautiful Battle report.Continue Reading

Weald Meadows Initiative Goes National!

In April 2012 the very successful and well supported Weald Meadows Initiative will become part of The Grasslands Trust – Weald Meadows Nectar Networks project. The Grasslands Trust is a national organisation dedicated to saving and restoring UK wild meadows. The good workingContinue Reading

High Weald Sustainable Development Fund Supports Bees!

In October 2011 with a grant from the Sustainable Development Fund, The High Weald Landscape Trust supplied 11 kg of Weald Native Origin Yellow Rattle Seed for sowing on 5.4 hectares.Continue Reading

The Vanishing Meadows Exhibition – Lives on!

A culmination of over a year in planning, the Weald Meadows Group developed and ran a successful exhibition to celebrate the biodiversity and cultural heritage of flower rich grasslands in the Weald of Sussex. The exhibition was supported and hosted by The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Wakehurst Place from May – Oct 2009.Continue Reading