Wild Welsh plants

Welsh wild plants could be blooming in towns, cities, villages and on sites after development throughout the Principality as a result of a seminar, Welsh wild plants for landscape and biodiversity to be held on 25 February in Llandrindod Wells.

Anyone involved in planning, designing, managing and restoring green spaces in Wales can attend the event, which will be opened by Iolo Williams, BBC Wales presenter and patron of the Flora locale Wild Meadows of Wales Initiative.

Ivy Berkshire, the Wild Meadows project officer explains: “It is vitally important that the native wild plants of Wales are restored in urban areas as well as in the countryside following development.

“We know that many professionals including landscape architects and ecologists, and volunteers working with groups such as Wildlife Trusts and BTCV are keen to plant wild flowers, grasses and trees after development and in urban environments. This seminar will inspire them, and also give technical advice about sourcing native plants and monitoring biodiversity after planting.

“Delegates will be able to learn from people who have experience of restoring brownfield sites, working with community groups, and growing plants for wetland restoration and creation,” says Ivy. “Speakers will focus on restoring habitats after the pipeline was laid in Brecon Beacons National Park, and also restoration of land after quarrying.”

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