Time 2 Grow

Cardiff YMCA Young Carers

Our challenge is to transform our courtyard area from practical into a space to be enjoyed by users of the Plasnewydd Community Centre. To involve our Young Carers in the planning, growing and making of the garden.

Visitor Information

YMCA PLAS
Shakespeare Street
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF24 3ES

The courtyard and surrounding areas of the centre will provide colour with the creation of an environment which can support wildlife using gardening skills simple carpentry. To be enjoyed by the wider community.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Regular gardening sessions will be carried out by local young people and young carers on our project. For more info email [email protected]

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Photos of the site

This is our Courtyard

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It is waiting for a makeover

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The growing allotment

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The lane is looking sad

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The seeds have been planted

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Site Visit with Young Carers

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Planting ready to Grow Wild!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Grass heads!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Planting trees !

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy gardeners!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Look who found the fairy house!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Best bee impression award goes to

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

We have hair!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Ready to go wild and grow wild!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gardening on!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Planting flowers and playing tag!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Going Green!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Decoration for Big Lunch event!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The big lunch

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The big lunch

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The big lunch

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The big lunch

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The big lunch

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The big lunch

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Decorating the garden

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Decorating the garden

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Gardening and cakes

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

caterpillar cake!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cakes cakes and more cakes!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BUG CAKE!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Birdhouses!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Charades!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Candles!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Vegetables growing!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

5th July

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Gardening on!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Dig dig dig

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Smiles and snails!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ah those roots!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

gardening on

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

sorting the bedding

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

digging away!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

picking flowers!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Flowers!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

happy gardeners!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

paint paint paint!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Houses!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mini village making!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Windchime !

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

signs for garden event!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

colourful fence!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Can you spot the butterflies?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Yay! We made it!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Mini golf and mini smiles!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Site before work

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Site before work2

Thursday, March 30, 2017

site before work 3

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Practicing street art

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Looking at wildflowers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trip to Porthkerry

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Raking for planting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Planting ready to Grow Wild!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Working together

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nice addition to the garden!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Young people weaving willow!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Young people loved their decs

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Arts in the garden!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

New wall ready for exhibition!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Graffiti workshop

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

YMCA wall ideas

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Bryce from peaceful progress came along to develop ideas for an arts design on the courtyard wall that brings all wild flower ideas together 19/07/2017 - 17:30 6 Mixed ages
Young people planted wild flowers into plant pots 12/07/2017 - 13:30 9 Mixed ages
Painted the wall ready for our wild flower photography project! 20/06/2017 - 17:30 4 Mixed ages
Young people made colourful pebbles in which to write their feelings about being a part of the garden project! 14/06/2017 - 17:30 11 Mixed ages
Young people created garden decorations and bird feeders with willow ! 07/06/2017 - 17:30 12 Mixed ages
Young people created a feelings tree which expresses their thoughts through the colours of nature ! 17/05/2017 - 11:00 11 Mixed ages
Young people cleared the area and began planting hanging baskets 10/05/2017 - 17:00 12 Mixed ages
Young people had the opportunity to visit Porthkerry park, to see the flowers and nature and discover a bit of the wider local area 19/04/2017 - 12:15 14 Mixed ages
Young people had an opportunity to enjoy local wildflowers, looking at bugs plants and the local street art 18/04/2017 - 12:00 11 Mixed ages
Young people considered what they would like to see the courtyard turn into and had some practice with graffiti for the wall 01/04/2017 - 12:00 4 Mixed ages
We began planning for the next few weeks and did some tidying up of the area 01/04/2017 - 13:00 4 Mixed ages
Young people were rewarded for all their hard work with a trip to learn about butterflies, maze making and plants, golf, laser tag and lunch 08/08/2016 - 10:45 11 Mixed ages
Young people created their own decorations for the garden event on the 23rd August! 02/08/2016 - 10:45 6 Mixed ages
Young people decorated houses for a mini garden village! 27/07/2016 - 10:45 11 Mixed ages
Young people took ownership and planted their flowers 19/07/2016 - 10:45 12 Mixed ages
Young people sorted out the bedding plant! 12/07/2016 - 10:45 8 Mixed ages
Young people were able to suck bugs up and identify the creatures, pick berries and begin weeding for our bedding planter! 05/07/2016 - 16:30 6 Mixed ages
Young people did some birdhouse making as well as decorating them! They also decorated glass jars for candles ! 28/06/2016 - 16:00 11 Mixed ages
Young People played games and made some fantastic garden themed cakes ! 21/06/2016 - 16:30 10 Mixed ages
Young carers decorated items to make wind chimes and decorations for around the water feature 14/06/2016 - 15:00 12 Mixed ages
Youngc carers and community event to celebrate The big Lunch 12/06/2016 - 16:30 30 Mixed ages
Young people had the opportunity to plant their very own trees and make grass heads! 17/05/2016 - 17:00 8 Mixed ages
Young people came and enjoyed some outdoor games. They were also able to plant some flowers as well as collecting items for future sessions 24/05/2016 - 17:00 5 Mixed ages
Young people who came along to the garden session were able to plant sunflowers and spend the evening making new friends 10/05/2016 - 16:00 12 Mixed ages