The Târnava Mare Region of South Eastern Transylvania has one of the best preserved lowland medieval landscapes in Europe. It is still a region of small scale farming with hay meadows, orchards, forested ridges, and crops grown near the Saxon villages and fortified churches. It is now at the centre of attempts to develop a thriving, diverse rural economy that also conserves it’s rich cultural and biodiverse landscape.
The 2014 Wildflower Festival will take place on the 31st of May and the 1st of June. A detailed programme of events will be posted as soon as it is finalised.
Species to look out for include the wide range of orchids, salvias, sainfoin, rockrose, and a diversity of clovers and vetches. These meadow species occur in large numbers creating a wonderful spectacle which is rarely seen in most parts of Europe.
Prince Charles has visited the Saxon Villages. Click here to find out why a Transylvanian Meadow is being created at Highgrove.