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Wildflower Meadow At Ness

A few years ago we were wondering what to do with the fields, at the bottom of Ness Botanic Gardens overlooking the Dee estuary and the Welsh Clwydian Hills.  The area had been used for research and now were going to be developed into part of the gardens.  It was decided to turn the fields into wildflower meadows and with that Wilder-Ness was born.

Find out about the Wildlflower Meadows at Ness


The original meadow project has now evolved into a grander scheme.  With generous financial support from the Friends of Ness Gardens we are developing a much wider range of wild habitats across the informal parts of Ness Gardens. These include wet fen meadow, rough grassland for small mammals and for our resident colony of harvest mice, woodland ground flora and renovation of our ancient hedgerow.

Read the Wilder-Ness diary blog to find out news and progress.