ON Sunday, July 14 from 2pm - 5pm, visitors can wander though some wonderful displays of wildflowers and their associated insects.

The extensive meadows at Blaentrothy Farm, near Grosmont, are probably the most important and largest area of species-rich grassland in Monmouthshire and, because of this, have been granted SSSI status - Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Ruaridh and Caroline MacDonald, who own the land, manage it for wildflowers and wildlife, in association with Monmouthshire Meadows Group, to ensure that these valuable areas are preserved and enhanced.

Highlights should include many increasingly rare flowers: Heath Spotted Orchids, Dyer's Greenweed, Sneezewort, Yarrow and Betony.

For more information and further details of directions, see the Monmouthshire Meadows Group website


Monmouthshire Meadows Group is a small charity aiming to transform fields into areas rich in biodiversity of plants, insects and animals.

The group provides training and advice to a wide variety of people, from those wanting a mini-meadow in their back garden to larger landowners interested in improving wildlife habitats.