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FARMOSOPHY 2 - by its founders

The 'Swirly Whirly' Fibonacci Wild Flower Meadow

The Fibonacci Sequence has always attracted the attention of mathematicians and scientists alike. Fibonacci was born around 1170 in Pisa, Italy. His father was a merchant who encouraged his son's studies in Maths. Fibonacci discovered his famous sequence was reflected in the natural world such as flowers: The number of petals of flowers such as lilies, five (rose hips) or eight (cosmea), 13 (some daisies), 21 (chicory), 34, 55 or 89 (asteraceae).

Inspired by the Fibonacci sequence, we have mowed a number of spirals which can be walked through on the ground or seen from the air (also they make for great visible 'landmarks' for the airfield, too!).

We have begun re-wilding the meadow, planting wildflower seeds ranging from poppies, moon daisies and cornflowers and encouraging the re-growth of bee orchids and more unusual English flower types. It's a labour of love and we hope that it will make for a beautiful display for our visitors and guests over the course of next Summer.