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Open Meadows 2021 Programme

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I'm delighted to share with you the programme for Open Meadows!

There's another great selection and variety of meadows for you to visit this year. The majority of our Open Meadows are not generally open to the public, so it’s a great opportunity to visit some of Devon's most beautiful meadows. For would-be meadow makers it's also a brilliant chance to learn first-hand how owners have created and are managing their meadows. I hope you find time to get out and see some of them!

Open Meadows 2021 Programme

If you have any questions please email me at: steve.moormeadows@gmail.com

Good wishes,

Steve
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The Open Meadows programme, above, has been updated to include the fabulous meadows at Goren Farm near Honiton, which are open throughout June and July
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Re: Open Meadows 2021 Programme

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Update:

The meadows at Kingswood House, Buckfastleigh on Saturday 5th June ARE NO LONGER OPEN (due to personal reasons).

However...

Broady Meadow, Buckland-in-the-Moor IS NOW OPEN on Sunday 20th June from 12-5pm. This is the same day as nearby Pudsham Meadows, so it's the perfect opportunity for a great afternoon out.

Please see the updated programme above!
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Our fantastic series of Open Meadows continues this week - there's no better way to savour Summer and be inspired than to get out to see some of them.

The Mill House, Drewsteignton, THURSDAY 10th to WEDNESDAY 30th JUNE, 2-6pm, by appointment

Lewthorn Cross, Ilsington, SATURDAY 12th JUNE, 10.30am-1pm

Brook Manor, Buckfastleigh, SATURDAY 12th JUNE, 10am-5pm - FULLY BOOKED

Moorhaven Open Meadows, SUNDAY 13th JUNE, 11am – 3pm

Pudsham Meadows, near Buckland-in-the-Moor, SUNDAY 20th JUNE, 11am-4pm
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Broady Meadow, Buckland-in-the-Moor, SUNDAY 20th June 12-5pm

Lethytep, Cornwall, SUNDAY 20th & SATURDAY 26th JUNE, 10.30am-5pm

Beetor Farm, near Chagford, THURSDAY 24th to SUNDAY 27th JUNE, 11-3pm

Challacombe Farm, Postbridge, SUNDAY 27th JUNE – SUNDAY 11th JULY, 10am-7pm

Henley, East Anstey, SATURDAY 31st JULY – SUNDAY 15th AUGUST, by appointment

High House Waste, near Cornwood, SUNDAY 15th August, 2-4pm

Species Rich Garden in Staverton, OPEN BY ARRANGEMENT

Open days at Goren Farm, Honiton, continue until the end of JULY, 3pm to dusk Weekdays, 10am to dusk Weekends

Other meadows open to the public at all times are also listed in the programme above.
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Re: Open Meadows 2021 Programme

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A week earlier.. Henley - open meadow - North Devon

The hot weather has brought on some of the flowers a little earlier, so if anyone local to North Devon would like to see the betony, knapweed, meadowsweet, meadow vetchling, greater birds foot trefoil, yarrow, damsel and dragonflies, which are out now, you are very welcome to come over on any sunny day from now. (Please ring the night before - essential - otherwise you will not be able to get in!)

If you would be more interested in seeing the bog flowers - the fleabane, devil's bit scabious and sneezewort; they are beginning to bud up now, so they should be out at or after the end of the month - so come any time around then.

This is old pasture, in about year 5 of naturally regenerated flowers, so we do not have dense masses of daisies and we still have a lot of coarse grasses. The flowers are spreading vegetatively in patches. It is not a perfect "how to" meadow. I can however show you the issues we have with coarse grasses, rushes, and nettles - how we got to this point and what is working and what is not working so far.

Tea and cake await.
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