“The raw, unaffected beauty of wildflowers in a meadow has inspired artists, poets and writers for centuries.

Ragged robin (Silene flos-cuculi), cowslip (Primula veris), cuckoo flower (Cardamine pratensis), ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) – their names are enough to stir the imagination.” Sarah Cody  Read article here

Gemma, my character, in Summer at the Manor House and A Garden’s Secrets (her own story) loves meadow gardens and has used them extensively across Thornlee Manor’s rolling landscape.

Her favourite place to visit and learn is Kew Gardens in London where meadows are studied and preserved. Visit the Kew Garden website to follow her passion for all things botanical. Link to Kew here

Find out about the history, importance and beauty of meadows in this link to Kew’s articles here