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Highclere meadow, Berkshire
Highclere meadow

Berkshire Meadow Seed Mix - Calcareous Soils

Orgin: Highclere, Berkshire

Soil type: Chalk

Seeding rate: 4g per square metre

Approximate flowers: grasses ratio: 50:50

Species mix: Please see below

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Please visit our sister site British Wildflower Meadow Seeds if you want less seed than advertised here or if your intended purchases come to under our £100 basket minimum.

Berkshire Meadow Seed Mix

This lovely mix is harvested from the grounds of Highclere Castle. The castle stands on a chalk escarpment, so this mix is best for well drained calcareous sites.

The Earl of Carnarvon only established the meadow relatively recently, but the relatively low fertility soil and careful management have created an attracitve and diverse sward. It features some lovely grasses and many key species for chalk downland.

This mix is new to us and the harvesters are yet to give us a properly audited analysis of it, but we're confident it includes at least the species shown below, and at least 50% wildflowers. 

This is a seed mix we also sell in smaller packets through our sister website, British Wildflower Seeds. You can buy 20g, 50g or 100g packets here.

Major Species:

Wildflower Seed (c.50%):

Achillea millefolium Yarrow

Centaurea nigra Red clover 

Daucus carota Wild carrot

Galium verum Lady's bedstraw 

Leucanthemum vulgaris Ox Eye daisy

Lotus corniculatus Birdsfoot trefoil

Medicago lupulina Black medic 

Origanum vulgare Marjoram

Plantago lanceolata Ribwort plantain 

Prunella vulgaris Self-heal

Ranunculus acris Meadow buttercup 

Rhinanthus minor Hayrattle 

Scabiosa columbaria Small scabious

Grasses (c.50%):

Dactylis glomerata Cocksfoot 

Festuca spp. Fescue spp 

Briza media Quaking grass 


Other species are present in smaller quantities.


Supplier: Bright Seeds