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Hinksey Wildflower Meadow


If Oxford’s wildflower meadows were an animal there would be a stream of tourists from all over the world coming to see the last of their kind in the wild. As rare as the Rollright Stones and more beautiful even than Stonehenge, there are only four square miles of their habitat left in the UK. Imagine an area the size of Heathrow Airport broken into small pieces and scattered across the country. Hinksey Meadow is one of the last to go and it is now threatened by Oxford’s Flood Alleviation Scheme.