Will you help us?
The Wild Scotland Appeal will fund projects that conserve Scotland's native and rare species in the wild. This year, we need your help to fund native wildflower projects that will help restore our meadows and woodlands.donate now »
Sadly, we've already lost 97% of wildflower meadows in lowland Scotland, and one in six of Scotland's woodland flowers are under threat of extinction – but the National Trust for Scotland wants to change this where it can.
Help us save wildflowers and the wildlife they support.
Wildflower-rich meadows and woodlands are an intrinsic part of Scotland's natural and cultural heritage - they are rich in wildlife, character, folklore and history. But intensive agriculture and urban spread have seen many wildflowers disappear beneath the digger, transformed into green deserts by fertiliser, or encircled by roads and development. The result is an increasingly colourless landscape, and less food for our bumblebees, butterflies and birds.
Just £30 can restore 10 square metres of meadow or woodland.
Buy native Scottish wildflower seeds like yarrow and greater knapweed to sow onto meadows, or woodrush and blaeberry to plant into woodland.
Prepare the land by planting yellow rattle to weaken the meadow grass, and remove non-native invasive species like Rhododendron ponticum.
Plant seedlings on meadows or sow wildflower seeds onto the woodland floor, creating a wonderful diverse environment for bees, butterflies and birds.
Your gift will support locations all over scotland.
We have conservation projects happening now at these beautiful locations. To learn more about our conservation projects, please download the Wild Scotland Appeal Leaflet.
- • Merkland Wood, Brodick Country Park, Arran
- • Falkland Palace Orchard, Fife
- • Venniehill, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway
- • Kirkton Meadow, Balmacara Estate, Kyle of Lochalsh