Flowers of the Dales Festival

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The Flowers of the Dales Festival celebrates all things wild and wonderful in the Yorkshire Dales, from ancient wildflower hay meadows and woodlands, to limestone pavements and even the humble roadside verges. With 100+ events until the end of October, there’s something to inspire all age groups.

The Flowers of the Dales Festival brings wonderful wildflower and nature events to venues across the Yorkshire Dales from March to October.
2018 is the 10th anniversary of the Festival and Festival co-ordinator Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) has compiled an exciting programme of events for all ages. Choose from guided walks, identification courses, art exhibitions, pond dipping, bug hunts, bat walks and much more!

Wildflowers can be found all over the Yorkshire Dales – in hay meadows, ancient woodlands, heather-clad moors and amongst the limestone pavement. These special habitats and their wildflowers provide food and shelter to a wealth of wildlife, including many rare species of insects, birds and mammals.

The Festival aims to help people to discover and enjoy these wonderful wildflowers for yourself, to gain an understanding and appreciation of their importance, and to help protect them for future generations.

More than 37,000 people have enjoyed taking part in events since the first Flowers of the Dales Festival in 2009, and with 100+ exciting events to choose from this year we hope to see you celebrating all things wild and wonderful!

Venue: Venues across the Yorkshire Dales

Flowers of the Dales Festival