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Sun, Jun 09

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Forest of Flowers

Open Farm Sunday *Extra Tour Added*

Join us for a guided walk around our 74 acres of new woodland and wildflower meadows, with founder of the project Alwyn Craven.

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Open Farm Sunday *Extra Tour Added*
Open Farm Sunday *Extra Tour Added*

Time & Location

Jun 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Forest of Flowers, Home Farm, Tollerton Road, York YO61 1JB, UK

About the event

A guided walk with project founder Alwyn Craven around the Forest of Flowers nature reserve, taking in large areas of new woodland undersown with wildflowers.  

Since 2016, Home Farm's 74 acres of arable and grassland have been transformed into new native woodland to provide a haven for wildlife. Much of this was achieved using the innovative process of inverting the topsoil, followed by sowing wildflowers amongst the newly planted trees.  

During the walk, visitors will see large areas of wildflower habitat and woodland planted between 2016/17. You will also get to see 18 new ponds which were created since 2020.  While getting up close to the trees and wildflowers, Alwyn will talk about his motivations, the process of establishing the new woodland, grants and funding opportunities, and plans for future management. Alwyn will also offer guidance to help identify wildflower and tree species 

Our walk will be approximately 1.5 miles through flat but uneven terrain -  we recommend sturdy/waterproof footwear such as walking boots.

After the walk, there will be refreshments and homemade cakes on offer, and an opportunity to ask any questions.

Tickets are limited and booking is essential.

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