Transform your local area with a free garden pack

Since launching Local Places for Nature in 2020, we’ve created, restored and enhanced nearly 800 gardens across Wales – and applications have now reopened. Our new online application system makes it very easy to apply and review progress, as well as offering resources, guidance and updates from the Local Places for Nature scheme. This is your chance to reverse nature’s decline and provide an important boost to the well-being of your local community at the same time.

You can choose from small or larger-scale wildlife and food growing gardens, or for the first time the scheme is offering a new community orchard package.

What does a Local Places for Nature package include?

Each package includes native plants, tools and other materials. We’ll handle the orders and deliveries, and our project officers will even provide support on the ground. Our packages fall into three categories.

Starter packages for community or volunteer groups looking to create small Food Growing Garden or Wildlife Gardens.

Development packages for community-based organisations that are ready to take on a bigger project and build a Food Growing Garden or Wildlife Garden.

Community orchard for community-based organisations who are looking to create a small community orchard on land that is ‘not for profit ownership’

Over the past two years, people have really appreciated the value of nature and we’re delighted to offer again free garden packs to communities. We know that gardening and being out in nature has a positive impact on mental wellbeing, as well as being a great way to keep fit and meet new people. Thanks to the ongoing support of Welsh Government and our partners our garden packs include all the materials and tools you need to create a new space for nature and Keep Wales Tidy staff will be on hand to install the garden, so apply today and help nature in your local community thrive.

Louise Tambini
Deputy Chief Executive

The initiative is jointly funded by the Welsh Government, part of a wider Welsh Government ‘Local Places for Nature’ programme committed to creating, restoring and enhancing nature ‘on your doorstep’ and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Visit our Local Places for Nature page for further information about the scheme and to apply.

Apply now

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