30 May 2014

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I’ve been waiting for this. Back in January I was lucky to sit on the judging panel for Welsh community projects for Grow Wild a four year programme run by Kew Gardens to encourage people to grow native wild flowers.

For this part of the project we chose 13 sites across Wales to receive support in creating wildflower gardens that could be enjoyed by the local community as well as benefiting wildlife and biodiversity. More information has been released on the Grow Wild Tumblr page and the full list is.

  • 29th Grow Wild! 29th Cardiff Scout Group, Cardiff
  • Reclaiming the Bridge: Brackla, Bridgend
  • Acorn Garden Project: Monmouth
  • Abergavenny Grow Wild: Abergavenny Transition Town at Abergavenny Museum
  • Woodlands Field Wildflower Fusion: Penygarn, Pontypool
  • Taibach Wild Flower Garden: Taibach Action Group (TAG), Taibach, Port Talbot
  • Felin Uchaf Forest Garden Project: Menter y Felin Uchaf Cyf, Pwllheli
  • Let’s Grow Wild: Cwm Ogwr Development Trust, Nantymoel, Bridgend
  • Wild Flower Planting Project: Tre-Telynog Environmental Group (TTEG), Cwmbach, Aberdare
  • Cwm Harry and Get Growing: Cwm Harry Food Co, Llanidloes, Powys
  • Bee Wize: Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, Welshpool, Powys
  • Time for Wildflowers: HMP Parc, Bridgend
  • Bug Beds: Fitzalan High School, Cardiff

All of these projects were chosen for their ability to involve local people including young people in wildflower conservation from coming up with ideas to planting the seeds and using the area for education.

This was only the first group of projects with entries for the next round opening in the autumn, see here for details. So if you are reading this and have a great idea for growing wildflowers in your community get in touch with the project.

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