Meadows

Wild and free

Meadows are one of the most important elements of the wild garden at Gravetye.

Robinson wrote a chapter in The Wild Garden book, which detailed his plans for his meadows and it has been fascinating and rewarding to continue developing his results.

The displays start in February with snow drops and crocuses.  This is followed in March with drifts of daffodils, which flower through carpets of sky blue Scilla. 

In April the display moves to wild tulips, Cammassia and countless other bulbs and by May the meadow is in full bloom with our native wild flowers. 

Our meadows are so rich with wild flowers that the tapestry of blooms continues into September, when it is mowed for hay