The Prairie

This section of long grass used to have rows of fruit trees until they were blown down by recent hurricanes. The meadow contains high concentrations of Common Spotted and Twayblade orchids as well as several North American prairie plants such as Veronicastrum virginicum, Eryngium yuccifolium, and Helianthus grossaserratus

Meadow cuttings will be available to collect for a limited period by appointment in August or September for those hoping to create their own meadow. Please contact [email protected] to register your interest.

Images below are from the Great Dixter archive and are Christopher Lloyd’s words from 1990 on the Prarie. 

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