The Coronation Meadows initiative was instigated by HRH, the Prince of Wales to celebrate 60 years of the Coronation by restoring the flower rich grasslands which are so integral to the countryside of the UK. The initiative is being led by Plantlife, The Wildlife Trusts and The Rare Breeds Survival Trust. The aims of the project are to identify and promote some of the best wildlife and wildflower rich meadows – Coronation Meadows – across the UK. Many will be used as donor sites to restore other meadows, creating a legacy that will continue to restore and rebuild some of the most beautiful and important habitats in the UK.
Boddington Meadow has been chosen as the Coronation Meadow in Northamptonshire because of its wonderful array of wildflowers. Seed was harvested from the Meadow on the 14th July and will be spread in early August at Kingsthorpe North Meadows in the Nene Valley.
Watch a video showing the whole process of seed harvesting, preparation and sowing here!