Wildflower Week at Mires Beck
Wildflower Week is always on the first full week of May, because it's a great time to look at the blooming flowers that make our beautiful landscapes.
Wildflowers create habitats and a food source for pollinators, such as bumblebees. They also reduce erosion and conserve water.
Mires Beck has a 30 year old history of producing perennial wildflowers of Yorkshire provenance and supplies large scale conservation projects around the country with over 150 varieties we grow onsite to order, and we endevour to put mixed species trays out for retail as per the seasonality of wildflowers. This work is carried out by our charity service users with learning difficulties, and they are fundamental in our success story. In terms of retail stock available, we make provision for our most popular species to help people establish wildflower areas and improve biodiversity in their gardens, but the wildflowers selection is not available all at the same time depending on the period in the growing season they are showing.
Did you know...the difference between perennial wildflowers and annual wildflowers is that perennial wildflowers grow from the same plant year after year. The annual wildflowers, even though they are faster to grow, they only flower once.
To celebrate the season of the horticultural May shows, we are joining the theme of Chelsea Flower Show and focus on wildflowers. Our story focuses on New Beginnings and the making of a wildflower garden we are naming Wild Things. The Chelsea flower show is set to take place between the 24th and the 28th of May with Wild as this year’s theme. Welcome to the Wild… We will announce on Facebook when the garden is opening for viewing.