Possibly the last chance to visit Worlingworth wildflower meadows that have appeared on BBC television

Worlingworth, Suffolk.  Nick Cook and  Matthew Hicks ENGANL00120130107105547

Worlingworth, Suffolk. Nick Cook and Matthew Hicks ENGANL00120130107105547

0
Have your say

A north Suffolk wildflower meadow which has featured on national television opens to the public next week for five days and possibly for the last time ever.

Planted in 2003, the meadows at Barton Grange, Worlingworth has been open bi-annually to the public, and will do so again next week, from Wednesday, July 8, to Sunday, July 12, from 10am to 6pm every day.

Worlingworth, Suffolk. Barton Grange Wildflower meadow which is being filmed for a BBC Four documentary - Bee Orchid ENGANL00120130107104310

Worlingworth, Suffolk. Barton Grange Wildflower meadow which is being filmed for a BBC Four documentary - Bee Orchid ENGANL00120130107104310

Wildflowers, bees, butterflies and other insects are likely to be seen by visitors to the event.

But owner Nick Cook is set to move to pastures new meaning there is no guarantee they will be put on view again.

“We have made the event longer,” he said. “The weather can be a little bit unpredictable at this time of year. It might even be too hot, or we could have rain, so people can make a decision on when they want to come over.

“I am hoping that by holding it next week, we would have timed it perfectly. Everything that is going to be in flower will be in bloom or would have bloomed.”

Mr Cook added this year he had an abundance of bee orchids, while towards the end of the day barn owls begin their low-swoops for food across some of the meadows.

The meadow has also featured on BBC television, appearing on The Joy of Honey last year.

Admission to the event is a donation, with funds being shared between The Psoriasis Association, Friends of the Swan Over 60s Christmas Party, and St Mary’s Church, Worlingworth. A limited number of refreshments will also be available across the event. For more information, visit www.wildflowermeadow.org.uk