Thousands of pasqueflowers growing on a hillside at Therfield Heath, in Hertfordshire.
The best pasqueflower site in the UK
Since 2019, I’ve been trying to make a return visit to see Therfield Heath’s beautiful and rare pasqueflowers (Pulsatilla vulgaris), which grow wild on a hillside in Hertfordshire. Of course, in 2020 we had the first lockdown so I couldn’t travel, and I simply couldn’t get there in 2021.
Therfield Heath is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest that is renowned for its abundant colony of Pulsatilla vulgaris. People travel from far and wide to see this annual Easter-tide spectacle because it really does have the best ‘pasqueflower action’ in the UK!
I’d say that just like the 2022 pasqueflowers at Martin Down, the Therfield Heath plants aren’t as tall as they were when I saw them in 2019. That said, the weather has been so varied that it’s not really a surprise.
A beautiful clump of pasqueflowers on a chalk hillside at Therfield Heath, Hertfordshire.