Marking the Queen’s coronation

The meadow

The meadow - Credit: SUB

An area at Yoxter army training camp in the Mendips has been selected as Somerset’s Coronation Meadow, marking 60 years since the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

At the end of 2012, HRH The Prince of Wales suggested a nationwide project – a meadow in every county across the UK to mark the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

The first stage of Coronation Meadows launched at Highgrove House, The Prince’s home in Gloucestershire, in the summer, with the announcement of the first 60 flagship meadows.

Somerset’s Coronation Meadow is located at Chancellor’s Farm, part of a military training area, owned by Wessex Reserve Forces & Cadets Association, which has been working with Somerset Wildlife Trust to help preserve traditional wild meadows and grassland quintessential to the essence of the English countryside.