Wildflower meadows offer a diverse, and typically exceptionally attractive, habitat for the pleasure of young and old alike.
The twentieth century saw a sharp decrease in the variety of wildflowers in the UK countryside. This was due to changes in agricultural policy and modern farming practices, in particular, increased field drainage and increased herbicide use, and the growth of housing development expanding into the countryside.
In recent years we have seen a renewed interest in wildflower habitats has grown with concerns for biodiversity protection and augmentation. Coupled with this concern has been increasing interest in the restoration of old, mismanaged wildflower meadows and the creation of new meadows.