The Meadows At Awbury
In the Cope era, the house and outbuildings for Paramore Farm stood near this meadow. Today, it is a successful, small meadow of native wildflowers and grasses planted as part of Awbury’s stormwater management efforts. A larger European pasture grass meadow is adjacent.
The wildflower meadow is beautiful to observe, and it serves an important ecological function. The tall grasses and flowers of the meadow absorb much of the water that falls on the field, preventing it from flowing into and overflowing the storm sewers. Since the meadow also provides a city home for native birds and insects typical of prairies and forest glades, you can enjoy discovering and exploring this aspect of the Arboretum as well.