New Local Places for Nature packages available

Spring has sprung, bulbs are blooming, and the days are longer, so we think it’s the perfect time to reveal our brand-new Local Places for Nature garden packages!  

Thanks to continued support from Welsh Government, there are now five categories to choose from, depending on the space you have and the size of the garden you’d like to create.  

The ever-popular Starter, Development and Orchard Packages are still available, but we’ve also introduced Supersize and Top-up Packages!  

Here’s an overview of all the free packages on offer: 

Starter Packages are for groups looking to take on a small gardening project. 

Development Packages are for community organisations with a bit more space, who want to create a larger-scale food growing or wildlife garden.  

Orchard Packages are designed to create an outdoor hub filled with fruit trees, bulbs and habitat boxes. Community groups and organisations can apply for our Community Orchard Packages, while schools can apply for our School Orchard Packages.  

Supersize Packages are for groups and organisations who are ready to take on an ambitious community garden project and have a huge, empty space available to transform.  

Top-up Packages are exclusively available to existing Local Places for Nature sites, with ‘top-up’ items to help enhance the gardens even further. 

Apply now to avoid missing out 

Since launching in 2020, more than 1,300 gardens have been created, restored and enhanced across Wales. Over the past year this has included emergency services, schools, youth groups, sports clubs and disability charities. 

It’s easy to apply. Go to the Local Places for Nature webpage, choose your package, read through the guidance, and complete the online application form, making sure you answer all the questions.  

If you have any problems, our Nature Team are on hand to help. Just email nature@keepwalestidy.cymru 

Priority will be given to projects with strong community involvement, as well as those in towns, cities, deprived areas and spaces with little or no access to nature. We’re also really keen to welcome applications from underrepresented groups across Wales. 

The more time I spend working with our teams across Wales creating Local Places for Nature gardens, the more proud I become of the incredible outcomes that we are seeing. The benefits have gone far beyond creating vital habitats for wildlife; the new gardens are helping to bring communities together and are getting people into nature whilst giving a much-needed boost to peoples health and well-being.

Owen Derbyshire
Keep Wales Tidy Chief Executive

The initiative is funded by the Welsh Government as part of a wider Welsh Government ‘Local Places for Nature’ programme. 

Check out #BacktoNature on social media for all the latest updates. 

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