Grow Wild at the Gateway

Morfa Gateway Project

Our project is transforming a site that was once a waste disposal site. It once attracted anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping, We are building a multi use recreation area, and are engaging with all age groups.

Visitor Information

The Bottom of Lon Goed (Tip Lane)
Prestatyn
Denbighshire
LL19 8EJ

We are based at the Gateway to the Coed Y Morfa Community Woodlands accessed via Lon Goed. With Car parking onsite.

Generally we are on site for organised activities from 11am until 2pm every Thursday and also carry out work at other times during the week. The Morfa Gateway site and the wider community woodland area is always open to the public.

Get in touch

Contact information

Please contact us via email at [email protected], message us via any of our social media channels or via our website at https://morfagateway.org.uk/contact/

Photos of the site

Site development at start of 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Our site at the start of 2019

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Filming with the BBC

Monday, March 18, 2019

New Hedgerow

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Volunteers repairing the hedgerow

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Holly starting to grow already

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Willow Weaving

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Willow Weaving session

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Willow and reed weaving

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Volunteers enjoying weaving

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Solitary bee observation box.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Springtime at the gateway

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Solitary bee hives have arrived

Thursday, April 4, 2019

We appeared on a BBC programme

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Another of the bee homes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

One of our Bee homes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

First Red mason bee emerging

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

New wild flower beds.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Wild flower soil ready to place

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The wildflower soil now in place.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

New soil being offloaded

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The raised bed being filled

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Grow Wild love the flowers

Thursday, August 1, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Carried out evaluation of project with Grow Wild and our Volunteers and beneficiaries 01/08/2019 - 14:30 10 Mostly adults 25+
Tidied up site and filled raised beds with 2 tonne of soil, volunteers of all ages and abilities took part, including less able persons. 25/04/2019 - 10:00 12 Mixed ages
Ordered 2 tonne of soil for the Dementia friendly sensory flower bed, litterpicked on site and watered the wildflower soil. 23/04/2019 - 09:15 2 55 – 64 years
The Third day of activities on site saw 2.4 tonne of wildflower soil spread alongside the footpaths and watered in. 18/04/2019 - 10:00 8 Mixed ages
Second consecutive day of preparing the ground for the wild flower soil. Tomorrow volunteers will help us place the soil and water in. 17/04/2019 - 10:00 4 Mixed ages
Started preparing the ground for volunteers to plant wild flower soil and seed on Thursday 18th April 16/04/2019 - 10:15 2 55 – 64 years
Installed solitary bee homes and watched Red Mason bees emerge. 10/04/2019 - 10:00 3 Mixed ages
We featured on the BBC programme Britain In Bloom as part of the Prestatyn entry in 2018 05/04/2019 - 18:30 60 Mixed ages
Conservation tasks including a litter pick, cutting back overgrowth, installation of Solitary Bee Observation Nest Box and general repairs. 04/04/2019 - 10:00 8 Mostly adults 25+
A practical willow weaving session as part of Nature for Health was really enjoyed by our volunteers 28/03/2019 - 10:00 12 45 – 54 years
Replacing the missing canes and protective wraps from some of the Long Forest Hedgerow, and we were joined by a Woodpecker. 21/03/2019 - 20:00 8 35 – 44 years
We have updated our website about Grow Wild at https://www.growwilduk.com/community-projects/morfa-gateway-project 19/03/2019 - 07:45 1 55 – 64 years
Coed Y Morfa Conservation Tasks Join us to develop practical skills and learn how to use tools whilst carrying out a range of conservation 21/03/2019 - 10:00 20 35 – 44 years