The meadows at Great Dixter are one of the richest and most diverse garden meadows in the country and contribute to the high level of biodiversity in the garden.

In this 90 minute lecture, Fergus will talk about the meadows at Great Dixter, how they are managed and how you can create your own meadow using a range of simple practical techniques like hay strewing and the most effective way of using hay rattle (Rhinanthus minor).

Fergus will look at how you would go from lawn to meadow, discuss different management regimes, and how you attempt to control the most vigorous grasses and thuggish elements. The lecture will cover assessing, planning and setting out a route forward.

Fergus will also explore the wider context of meadows and grassland and their vital contribution to increasing biodiversity.

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