The Seilich Wildflower Meadow

by Sally Gouldstone in Pathhead, Midlothian, United Kingdom

We did it
On 13th May 2022 we successfully raised £13,760 with 153 supporters in 28 days

We want to create an enormous wildflower meadow which will be the largest habitat of its kind in the area!

by Sally Gouldstone in Pathhead, Midlothian, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Extra funds used will be used to create further wildflower meadows in the local area.  A further 6 acres of land has become available which, should we raise the required funds, would also be converted to wildflower meadow!  If we were really successful, a building (ok, probably a shed!) would be installed in the meadow to act as a hub for local communities to come and learn about meadows!



In the UK, we’ve lost 97% of our wildflower meadows; a habitat that once buzzed with life, brimmed with butterflies and bees, hummed with bird song and drank in carbon.  These meadows were once found throughout our landscape and have now disappeared as farming has intensified and our towns and cities have grown. 




To reverse this trend , we want to create an enormous wildflower meadow (the equivalent of four and a half football fields!) which will be the largest habitat of its kind in the area! This meadow will provide a place for local wildlife to thrive, restoring populations of our pollinators and sinking local carbon emissions.



A meadow on the scale planned would provide habitat for around 20 million wildflowers, support thousands of pollinating insects (such as bees and butterflies), and sink around 2370KG’s of CO2 every single year!



Seilich is a small family run company. We grow the ingredients we use in our award winning natural skincare products in our existing wildflower meadow, and use the profits from product sales to manage and create even more wildflower meadows in the local community (and for the benefit of nature). To date we've created the equivalent of an entire football field of meadow habitat!







The project costs are as follows:

  • High quality native mix of wildflower seed (from Scotia seeds) £8000
  • Management equipment (flail mower with grass collector) £2000
  • Land rental, ground preparation and seed sowing £2000

We also have more land available to us, so the more we raise, the more seed we will buy and the more meadows we will create!  Management (and further expansion) of these meadows going forward will be paid for by profits from product sales.







Aside from the warm fuzzy feeling you'll get from knowing that you've helped to create an amazing space for wildlife, many of our rewards come with some lovely bonuses!  In addition, once the meadow is up and running there'll be opportunities to come and visit.



Due to our commitment to nature conservation, Seilich has recieved numerous awards!  

***Shortlisted for a RSPB Nature of Scotland Business Award 2021

***Certified Wildlife Friendly by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

***Listed on the Social Entrepeneur Index 2022 

***WINNER Best Wildcrafted Skincare Brand 2022 Beauty Shortlist Awards

***WINNER Midlothian and East Lothian Best New Business 2022



Thank you so so much for joining our community of nature lovers!  With your help we're going to be able to make huge changes for nature, and we're so excited for the transformation to come.  We will of course be sharing the project as it develops on social media and with our newsletter followers!  Sign up here to keep in touch:



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

The Supporter

With a pledge of £5 we are able to create a 1m x 1m area of wildflower meadow, giving you the warm feeling that you will be supporting the growth of over 600 wildflowers and sinking more than 100g CO2, every single year.

£20 or more

25 of 100 claimed

Meadow Creator

Welcome to the Seilich Meadow Club! You have helped us to create 4sqm of wildflower meadow, giving you the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting over 2,400 flowers and sinking 360g CO2 every year! To say thank you we will send you a pack of wildflower seed along with instructions on how to create a wildflower meadow of your very own, be it in a window box, garden or field!

£35 or more

5 of 100 claimed

Meadow Tote Bag

For £35 you can get your hands on a unique organic tote bag, printed with an image of the meadow using water based eco-friendly ink. Inside the bag you’ll find some wildflower seeds and instructions on how to plant them! This of course is in addition to the knowledge that you've done something wonderful for the natural world, (creating 7sqm of meadow, supporting over 4,800 wildflowers and sinking 630g CO2 every year!).

£45 or more

15 of 40 claimed

Natural Skincare Supporter

You have helped us to create 8sqm of meadow, supporting over 5,750 wildflowers and sinking 800g CO2 every year! To say thank you you’ll receive one of our award winning products (either a full sized bottle of Meadow Face Oil or a Meadow Face Mask + Hydrosol), as well as a 10% discount code that can be used to buy products from the Seilich website (valid on any purchases for a whole year!).

£50 or more

23 of 60 claimed

The Meadow Experience

You will have created 10sqm of meadow, supporting over 5,750 wildflowers and sinking 720g CO2 every year! In addition you’ll gain access to the meadow for a very special experience this summer; during these sessions, you'll take part in an intro to wildflower meadows with Seilich Director Dr Sally Gouldstone, a herbal tea ceremony (with meadow fresh herbs!), followed by a unique meadow experience, think yoga, facials and meditation (see options).

£100 or more

8 of 10 claimed

The Wildlife Gardener

A donation of £100 will create 20sqm of meadow, supporting over 12,000 wildflowers and sinking 1.8KG CO2 every year! In addition, your donation will pay for a session with Seilich director Dr Sally Gouldstone tailored to your interests, e.g. to help to create a wildflower meadow, learn to identify wildflowers, or design a wildlife garden etc. The reward could be used in a private garden or with a community group of your choice e.g. local school

£200 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Dinner in the Meadow

You will create 50sqm of meadow, supporting over 30,000 wildflowers and sinking just under 15KG CO2 every year. In addition, you will gain access to an exclusive experience not to be missed, an opportunity to enjoy dinner in the meadow prepared by Amanda Farnese Heath (aka The Mad March Hare). Just imagine it, with wonderful company, set out on a beautiful long table amongst the flowers, the sun is setting and the most delicious food awaits.

£250 or more

3 of 5 claimed

Business Sponsor - Bronze

A donation of £250 creates 50sqm of wildflower meadow (supporting over 30,000 wildflowers and sinking just under 15KG CO2 every year) and your business name will appear on a plaque in meadow!

£500 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Business Sponsor - Silver

A donation of £500 will create 100sqm of wildflower meadow (supporting over 60,000 wildflowers and sinking just under 30KG CO2 every year), your business name will appear on a plaque in meadow, and you'll receive imagery + updates as the meadow develops to keep you up to date with progress, please feel free to share these with your customers!

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Business Sponsor - Gold

A donation of £1000 will create 200sqm of meadow, (supporting over 120,000 wildflowers and sinking just under 60KG CO2 every year); your business name will appear on a plaque in meadow; you'll receive imagery + updates to share with your customers, and you'll gain access to the meadow for an away day (for up to 15 people). Activities include building bee boxes, flower identification session, meadow bathing and foraging!

£75 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Meadow Print

You have helped us to create 15sqm of meadow, supporting over 9000 wildflowers and sinking 1350g CO2 every year! In addition to knowing that you've helped create the most amazing wildlife haven, we'll send you a beautiful limited edition wildlife print, taken in the meadow by The East Lothian Hare Whipserer to frame and hang on your wall, taking you to a relaxing place each time you look at it. Who can put a price on that?!

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