A new garden at Talysarn nursery will provide hours of fun and exploration!

Monday 18th May 2015

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Talysarn’s new built Dechrau Deg/ Flying Start nursery in Gwynedd has got a new garden especially designed for the children to play in and discover the outside world.

Anna Williams from the North Wales Wildlife Trust has worked with Katy Haines, Paul Skeet and Rheon Roberts over the last month starting from scratch with a muddy field.

The first project was to build a living willow dome and tunnel with willow cut from Tremadog willow beds by Trigonos in nearby Nantlle. The children are very excited to play in both these structures and the leaves are just coming out giving them a soft green covering.

One of the aims of the garden is to give the children the opportunity to see things grow and taste different vegetables and fruit from

the garden. Two large vegetable beds and two smaller ones were built and filled with soil. The young children enjoyed planting potatoes and strawberries. Wildflower seeds have been sown in one and hopefully this will provide a splash of colour this summer.

Children can explore different smells and textures in the herb garden and these can all be used by the staff and parents for cooking purposes.

The children can themselves have a go at ‘outdoor cooking’ in the mud kitchen where they will get a chance to make a decorate mud pies and anything else made with natural ingredients such as pebbles, sand, leaves and shells. Hours of fun!

We want to attract birds and butterflies and to do that a mixture of good shrubs and climbers have been planted along the fence. A bird feeder has been put up and little chaffinches and blue tits immediately came in for a treat.

The Co-operative’s plastic bag levy supports Anna’s work with schools and community groups. Over £1m is being shared between grass-roots environmental projects across Wales as part of Welsh Wildlife Heroes, a three-year campaign between the Wildlife Trusts and the Cooperative in Wales.

For further information about the Welsh Wildlife Heroes campaign please email Sarah Philpott, Campaigns Manager, at sphilpott@wtwales.org or visit www.wtwales.org/welshwildlifeheroes


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