Creating a Coronation meadow
With the coronation of King Charles III around the corner, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate and mark this historic occasion.
A "Coronation meadow" is a small but perfectly formed classic hay meadow, cherished by locals as a place to enjoy wildflowers and butterflies.
Wildflower meadows provide shelter and food for important pollinators including bees whilst providing butterflies and other pollinators with food throughout the year.
On a single day in summer, one acre of wildflower meadow can contain 3 million flowers, producing 1 kg of nectar sugar. That's enough to support nearly 96,000 honey bees per day!
His Majesty The King is passionate about green issues and creating his own Coronation Meadow at High Grove dates back to 2012. At this time he said "My Coronation Meadows idea came to me when I read Plantlife’s 2012 report and fully appreciated just how many wildflower meadows had been lost over the past 60 years."
Why not create your own Coronation Meadow this year as a legacy to The King's Coronation?
For more resources to inspire you, visit:
When is the best time to Plant Wildflower Seeds - Meadow Mania
Guide to Making a Wildflower Meadow - Ecosystem Restoration Camps
Our guide to growing wildflowers at home | WWF
Wildflower Meadows Course (sustainability-centre.org)