Workshops & Events

Wildflowers of the Cleveland Coast Free Public Lecture

Loftus Town Hall, Monday 14th March 2016

Come and find out more about our local wildflowers, some of the best places to find them and why they should be celebrated by residents and visitors alike. Renowned local botanist Martin Allen will give an illustrated talk at Loftus Town Hall on the wildflowers of the Cleveland Coast, from the common to the rare and unusual.

The talk will explore the relationship between man’s history along the coast and the stunning wild flowers to be found there today. Martin will present the results from the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust’s recent Cleveland Coast Wildflower project, which was funded by National Lottery players through a grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The coastal edges of Cleveland provide some of the best wildflower rich grasslands in the region. The soils have never been ploughed or fertilised which is why so many different wildflowers are present. Human activity along the coast has also thrown up some unexpected floristic surprises.

The winning photographs from the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust’s Coastal Wildflower Competition will be on view. The exhibition will remain at the Town Hall for four weeks.

What:  Public Lecture on Wildflowers of the Cleveland Coast

When: Monday 14th March 2016 -7.00pm for a 7.30 start. Ends 8.30pm.  Coffee and tea served.

Where: Loftus Town Hall, High Street Loftus, TS13 4HG

Contact: Loftus Town Hall tel: 01287 64100 email:

Admission: Free

Other: Wildflower Photographic Exhibition: Monday 14th March to Friday 8th April, Loftus Town Hall