Two weeks ago when we visited Clattinger Farm, a fabulous lowland meadow of international importance for its hay meadow wildflowers, it was filled with cowslips and snakeshead fritillaries. We looked for orchids and there were just a small handful – in the sort of numbers that you would expect to find in usual places where orchids grow. We returned to the field this weekend and it is now overflowing with orchids in spectacular numbers – such a rare and beautiful sight. They will continue to flower during May and into June.
Clattinger Farm is the next farm to the Lower Mill Estate and well worth a visit during your Cotswold Family Holiday.
Clattinger farm is a unique gem – a fabulous lowland grassland meadow of international importance for its hay meadow wildflowers. A visit to Clattinger between April and June is a real treat, with the fields alive with wild flowers. The show starts in April with the delicate nodding heads of snakeshead fritillary. As the summer moves on a range of orchids can be found – in their hundreds along with many other rare and beautiful species. A real treat for wildflower enthusiasts and photographers.
Clattinger Farm is just a short walk from Daisy Chain.