Growing Wild with Cardiff University: Community Gardens

Cardiff University Wildlife and Conservation Society & Pharmabees

We are funding 10 projects across Cardiff University to set up pollinator friendly community gardens.

The aim is to support our declining insect population and provide wellbeing areas for staff.

Visitor Information

Redwood Building
Cardiff University
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF10 3NB

The project is run from the Redwood Building where Pharmabees is based. Please come and chat to us in the Research Office

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Photos of the site

University Sports Fields

Friday, May 24, 2019

University Sports Fields

Friday, May 24, 2019

Planting with the MEDIC team!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Planting with the MEDIC team!

Friday, June 28, 2019

Before Photo - Hadyn Ellis Site

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Before Photo - Hadyn Ellis Site

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Before Photo - Hadyn Ellis Site

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Planting at Redwood!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Planting at Redwood!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Planting at Redwood!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Before Photo - Cubric Green Roof

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Before Photo - Cubric Green Roof

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Before Photo - Cubric Green Roof

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Before Photo - Student Support

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Student Wellbeing Garden

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Student Wellbeing Garden

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Student Wellbeing Garden

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Student Wellbeing Garden

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Bug/Hedgehog Hotel for HadynEllis

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Bug/Hedgehog Hotel for HadynEllis

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Bug/Hedgehog Hotel for HadynEllis

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Bug/Hedgehog Hotel for HadynEllis

Thursday, August 29, 2019

University Sports Field Update!

Monday, September 2, 2019

University Sports Field Update!

Monday, September 2, 2019

University Sports Field Update!

Monday, September 2, 2019

University Sports Field Update!

Monday, September 2, 2019

University Sports Field Update!

Monday, September 2, 2019

CUBRIC Roof Garden

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

CUBRIC Roof Garden

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

CUBRIC Roof Garden

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

CUBRIC Roof Garden

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Staff Safety and Wellbeing dedicate their garden to Edanie, who very sadly passed away recently. She was the light of the department. 18/09/2019 - 11:00 15 Mixed ages
Had a party to re-plant and rejuvenate green roof and to add bee bank to site on CUBRIC building. 15/09/2019 - 10:30 30 Mixed ages
Building a Bug/Hedgehog Hotel to be installed in the wildflower garden at the Hadyn Ellis site! 29/08/2019 - 13:00 14 Mostly adults 25+
Slabs got lifted outside 59/60 Park Place so two large wildflower beds could be planted 04/07/2019 - 10:30 4 Mixed ages
Pharmabees made a visit to CUBRIC Building to look at their roof garden to discuss reseeding and adding a beebank 16/07/2019 - 14:00 2 Mixed ages
Student Wellbeing planted a sensory garden with native herbs as an aid to the hardworking staff members at student support! 26/07/2019 - 10:00 10 Mostly adults 25+
The Garden Jungle: How to Save our Insects. Lecture by Professor Dave Goulson. Talk on how to save our native flowers, fungi and insects. 03/10/2019 - 18:00 440 Mixed ages
The MEDIC gardening group from Ty Dewi Sant planted wildflowers on Campus. 28/06/2019 - 13:00 25 Mixed ages
Planted wildflowers at the apothecary grass free lawn at CU campus to benefit the aesthetics and bring in native pollinators and wildlife. 03/07/2019 - 14:00 25 Mixed ages
Meeting with Maria and various University Departments, who have expressed interest, to plan a strategy for project sites. 11/03/2019 - 11:00 10 35 – 44 years
Planted several types of wildflower including foxtails and poppies at the University Sports Fields! 24/05/2019 - 10:00 10 Mostly adults 25+