This summer we will be holding two open days in July where you are warmly invited to come and visit the Wildflower Turf farm. Our open days have always been popular for wildflower enthusiasts and particularly useful for those that are creating wildflower areas as part of their work, be it garden design, landscaping, maintenance of parks and green spaces or even the development of wildflower roofs. Wildflower Turf Ltd are the UK’s leading dedicated wildflower specialist and have pioneered products that provide instant, guaranteed meadows. Since our involvement in the 2012 Olympics and other high profile landscapes and gardens including the winning RHS Chelsea show garden with Dan Pearson last year, public interest in wildflower meadows is at an all time high. Our open day helps debunk the myths surrounding wildflower meadow creation and will help inform you of the possibilities and perhaps inspire you to create wildflower areas.
We have set aside two dates in July. Each morning will comprise of very similar content but we have decided to try and add information and case studies that are particularly relevant to the two main sectors that we work with.
- 1st JULY – Wildflowers in Public Spaces – Public Sector Organisations and Landscape Architects
- 7th JULY – Creating Wildflower Spaces in Domestic Gardens – Garden Designers and Landscapers
The morning starts at 9:30am and will end at about 1pm, comprising of an introduction to wildflowers and their role in landscapes, talking through the design and specification process, site preparation, installation and maintenance requirements including mowing regimes. There will then be specific case studies to illustrate how wildflowers have been used in certain settings particularly relevant to your work.
There will be a closer look at our Wildflower Earth product that is revolutionizing wildflower installments, particularly for larger projects and public spaces. A tour of the turf beds and various trial sites is a real treat in summer when the wildflowers are at their very best. There is so much to see to demonstrate our products in different situations, from roofs to embankments, shady areas to large scale meadows and all followed by a Q and A session with tea and cake.
Whilst the open day is free it is really important to register your interest, we assume it will be popular. We also will need to know how many cakes to bake!! This year we are delighted to be supporting the Greenfingers Charity.
Greenfingers is dedicated to supporting the children with their families, who use hospices around the UK, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and enjoy. The charity is dedicated to creating beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for their visitors, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation. To date Greenfingers has created 49 inspiring gardens and outdoor spaces in hospices around the country, and has a further waiting list of hospices that want to create similar projects. After the open morning, if you have enjoyed your visit we will be asking you to make a voluntary donation or even sign up to help on a garden project in a hospice near you.
We look forward to welcoming you in July.