The charity Plantlife says that in 2023, the day will celebrate the value of our species-rich grasslands, meadows included. They provide sanctuary for wildlife, and they lock up carbon. They are also vital to our wellbeing.
The day gives us the chance to find out more about our meadows and grasslands - and what we can do to help them.
It really is frightening to think that 97% of British wildflower meadows have been eradicated since 1945. This has terrible consequences for our bees and butterflies. Nearly 1,400 species of insects rely on meadow plants to survive.
There are of course things we can do about this decline.
Joel Ashton explains how to make your own mini-meadow at home.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust have an appeal for their wildlife meadows - their Flying Flock and Herd can protect these but they need your help. Thetleir sheep and cattle graze their way through invasive species and that allows other species to thrive. The rare plants come back, such as the vanilla scented greater butterfly orchid, and so do bees and other pollinators which need them for food and shelter. Birds and mammals need these to feed - and so you can see how an ecosystem can be restored. So how can you help? Find out here