In its first year this bed was truly spectacular. It was sown at Easter 2006 at the rate of 1gm (a third of a teaspoon) per square metre. It started off looking like a bed of weeds but by mid June gave a wonderful display which lasted well into the Autumn. We noticed that in the baking temperatures during the heatwave, that year, the display in the early morning was much better than in the evening.

Over the next year or so the stronger perennials such as Gallium and Achillia rather took over, along with self sown grasses. So in 2009 we changed the style to be more "prairie" and less meadow. But we intend to still have a large swathe of meadow.

Meadow on the left, Prairie on the right.

Have a look at the History
Go back to the Heart Bed (also in the "Field")

NGS open days in 2021:

Sunday February 21st (11.00am-3.00pm) - Hot Soup may be available (hopefully!)
Monday May 31st (12.00pm-5.00pm)

Sunday July 11th (12.00pm-5.00pm)

Thursday September 9th (12.00pm-5.00pm) - A midweek opening

Delicious home-made cakes with tea or coffee available.

Entrance £4 children free, all takings (entry, teas and plants) to the NGS.

We are also open for the NGS by arrangement, (for groups of 10 or more - adm £7 incl home-made teas and guided tour)

Thank you for your visit

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