The day will be hosted by Emorsgate founder Donald MacIntyre who owns and manages the farm. He will be available to share his 40 years experience with, and enthusiasm of, wild flowers and meadows. The Farm near Bath consists of a patchwork of small fields managed as meadow and pasture, grazed by shire horses, sheep and cattle and 30 acres of wild species row crops. The grasslands are species rich and diverse, and are managed under Environmental Stewardship. See a range of grassland types, methods for restoring, creating and managing species diverse meadows and pasture with many examples of restoration dating back 25 years, and brush up on native wild plant identification.
The plan and times are flexible so we can alter to suit, but we will aim to follow the below itinerary:
10.00 – Arrive and congregate in the garden
10.30 – Introduction and history of Emorsgate and Manor Farm with time for questions and refreshments
11.30 – Walk crop fields and meadows
13.00 – Stop for a picnic lunch
14.00 – Head back down for meadow machinery demonstration
15.30 – Opportunity for discussion and refreshments
16.00 – Depart
The postcode (BA1 8AJ) should take you to the bottom of a lane with a no through road sign, turn up this road, the hill is steep, and continue along the track until you reach the farm at the end. If you get at all lost, call Laurie on 07494505932 for directions.
Date: Thursday 15th June 2023
Cost: £80 per person
Booking: To book a place please email [email protected]