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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Meadows and Grassland Plants (The Regents Park)

  • Location: London
  • Tutor: Leslie Williams
  • Date: Saturday 22 June 2019
  • Level: Beginners
  • NON-RESIDENT: ¬£35

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Course Details

Meadows and other grasslands present a range of plant communities and support a diversity of wildlife. Learn about hay meadows, their history and management, and identify some common plants and grasses. Using the diverse habitats in The Regent's Park we will look at what needs to be considered when creating a wildflower grassland or lawn, and how then to manage the meadow.

Fee includes FSC fold out chart 'Grasses Identification Guide OP136'

Our Natural History and Exploring Nature and the Arts courses are aimed at those aged 18 and above. If you are interested in one of our courses but are under 18 at the time of the course beginning please contact the Centre hosting the course prior to booking to discuss the content and its suitability.

About the tutor:

Leslie has managed organic meadows for harvesting of hay, for their wildlife and for people. He has restored a two hectare hay meadow and has created meadows as features on garden lawns. He is the Butterfly recorder for London Natural History Society and is currently working on a project to map the distribution of butterfly species in London, several species of which are reliant on semi-natural grasslands.


  • 0930 Registration
  • 1000 Welcome, Health and Safety & Introduction
  • 1015 Morning session
  • 1300 Lunch
  • 1330 Afternoon Session
  • 1550 Taking your interest further and Course Reviews¬†
  • 1600 Course finishes

All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course.

What to bring

  • Lunch and plenty to drink
  • Suitable clothing & footwear, waterproofs or sun cream as appropriate!
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Small bag to carry personal items.

Health and Safety & Accessibility

  • There will be a member of staff with first aid training and access to a first aid kit on site.
  • If you have special medical requirements please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the course.
  • Our courses included some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground

Meeting point / Location

The Park Offices, Inner Circle, The Regent's Park

FSC in The Regent's Park

FSC has been working in partnership with The Royal Parks to deliver courses since 2011. In The Regent's Park, we use facilities within the Park Offices to deliver courses, including classroom space, toilet facilities and refreshments. Most of our courses use sites across the Park allowing you to experience the diversity of habitats in this stunning Park. The Regent's Park, designed by John Nash, covers 395 acres and includes Queen Mary's Gardens which features more than 12,000 roses of 400 varieties, as well as the gloriously restored William Andrews Nesfield's Avenue Gardens. With excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres it includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London. The park also houses the Open Air Theatre, London Zoo, Primrose Hill, the country's largest free to access waterfowl collection and 100 species of wild bird.

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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