Wildflower resources

Wildflower meadow hub

Lynne Newton

Resources for meadow creation and management

Wildflower meadows are wonderful habitats full of wildlife that are part of our rural heritage. Lincolnshire's upland areas were once covered in verdant meadows awash with flowers and the species they supported. Since the 1930s the UK has lost 97% of its flower rich grassland.

Take a look below to find out how you can help halt this decline by creating a wildflower area in your garden or green space.

Create your own wildflower meadow

Download our Meadow Booklet for helpful advice on meadow creation and management - from selecting the seeds to using the right tools for the job; and our handy Meadow Calendar, a helpful table showing the best times to seed, plant and cut.

Wildflower ID guides

These free wildflower Identification Guides were designed and produced by the 'Life on the Verge' project. Each guide was used by volunteers to identify significant wildflowers which indicate grassland of good quality in the East Midlands. 

These guides are here to help you to assess the quality of your grassland before you consider restoration and/or to monitor your progress as you enhance your local habitat.

Technical information notes

The following Technical Information Notes (TINs) were designed to support the former UK Government Environmental Stewardship agri-environment scheme. Click here for the latest information on government administered rural grants and payments.

Road verge biomass harvesting

For a list of FAQs regarding biomass harvesting along Lincolnshire's road verges, head to our dedicated webpage here.

Video guides

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust