How to Make a Wildflower Meadow


Tried and tested techniques for new garden landscapes.

By James Hewetson-Brown

Foreword by Alys Fowler

ISBN: 9780993389238

Flowering meadows are appealing to gardeners and valuable for wildlife, but they can be difficult to establish and many people give up. This book will change all with its practical advice and new wildflower meadow establishment techniques.

Meadows provide valuable habitats for wildlife and it is now possible to have one in flower this year rather than in 5 years time, which is fantastic news for pollinators.

Illustrated with beautiful photography and over 30 inspiring case studies, this book showcases meadows of all sizes from private gardens to public spaces.


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“Wildflower meadows are one of the most beautiful sights of an English summer, but these fragile habitats are incredibly rare.  Over 97% of them have been lost to agricultural intensification and development, with a devastating knock on effect to the plants, bees and butterflies that depend on them.  There is a growing interest in wildlife gardening and in larger habitat restoration, but making a wildflower meadow is a tricky business.  James Hewetson-Brown’s book provides everything one could possibly need to make a success of any wildflower creation project, whether in a back garden or on a grand scale.  The case studies of micro-meadows, roof gardens, woodland meadows and riverside meadows showcase the variety of ways in which wildflowers can be brought back into every situation, and the practical steps deal with everything from design to problem solving.  The honest and practical approach makes this book very accessible and the richly illustrated pages are a real inspiration.  I would thoroughly recommend this book, and hope it inspires many more people to have a go at making their own wildflower meadow – our bees will thank us for it!”

Debbie Tann – Chief Executive

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust


About the Author

James Hewetson-Brown was an arable farmer before he started experimenting with wildflower meadows, determined to find an approach that works for a wide range of sites and expectations. Now his successful techniques and products are used to establish beautiful, biodiverse meadows in private gardens and public spaces. His wildflower turf is in much demand by garden designers and has featured in the Chelsea Flower Show gardens and on the celebrated set for the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games.



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