Community Project
Artisans Collective CIC

Even Wilder About Prestatyn in 2017

We are in

The Old Library
Art Craft and Heritage Centre
Nant Hall Road
Prestatyn
Denbighshire
LL19 9LH

See our transformation

Our first Daffodil of 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

And sow it starts 2016

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Reb helping in the Willow area

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pete preparing the Willow area

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The results of our tidying up

Friday, February 12, 2016

Childrens Workshop Preparation

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Children creating and sowing

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Men's Shed made railing planters

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Jayne preparing railing planters

Friday, March 25, 2016

Grow Wild slate signs created

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Planting, Sowing & Kids creating

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Prestatyn Men's painting planters

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Banner outside the Old Library

Friday, April 8, 2016

Work continues on picket fence

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Work continues on picket fence

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fitting Railing Planters

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Prestatyn Men's Shed planters

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Plant Palette for outside display

Friday, May 6, 2016

From sketchpad to reality Arttree

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Colourful early morning welcome

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Art group alongside the art tree

Friday, May 13, 2016

Preparing for 2 upcoming events

Monday, May 16, 2016

Our first Wild flowers in Bloom

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Local Newspaper article

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The difference in a few months

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Art Installation and poppies

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bees love the Children's area

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Dementia Friends Garden

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fungi Friday art group project

Friday, April 21, 2017

More Fungi Friday fun

Friday, April 21, 2017

Fungi Growing on Kids Area

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Grow Wild and Walking Prestatyn

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Town Council Greenfingers club

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pollinators enjoying our spaces

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Children's Grow Wild Space

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our challenge

Co productions with other local organisations and events such as the walking festival, flower show and school holiday activities with Prestatyn Town Council all involving wild flowers, native plants and fungi

What we're doing

Our partnership with our local health board has social prescribing and demedicalisation at its core, the medical staff will encouraging gardening, walking, art, crafts, cycling and other activities such as "Mens Shed's".

How to get involved

Please come and visit us for a chat at The Old Library in Prestatyn, join us on a outdoor work party, or join one of our community groups that will be featuring lots of wild flower and fungi themed activities in 2017.

Who can enjoy our site

Everybody in our locality will see wild flowers that are not normally seen in towns. From the seaside to the hillside and alongside a national trail we will be painting a picture with the natural colours of nature.

See this group's activities and events using UK native plants

Name of activity Activity category Date What happened Number of people Age range
Childrens Green finger club Event 30/05/2017 - 14:00 to 16:15 The first of our half term gardening and wildflower days in partnership with town council and schools 10 12 – 15 years
Talk to Prestatyn Rotary club about Grow Wild Talk 11/09/2017 - 18:00 to 21:15 Peter gave a talk about Artisans Collective and our Grow Wild Projects and Events 60 Mixed ages
Follow up to our recent Grow Wild Network day Press release 22/04/2017 - 07:00 Issued press release about recent Grow Wild network event in Prestatyn. 30 Mixed ages
Grow Wild Fungi Fridays at The Old Library Prestatyn Event 21/04/2017 - 10:00 to 12:00 We started creating a fungi related display as part of our 2017 Grow Wild Project with Aimees Friday Art Group. 20 Mixed ages
Childrens 1st grow wild activity of 2017 Event 25/02/2017 - 10:00 to 02/03/2017 - 12:30 The junior "wild ones" made and decorated wooden flowers as it was too cold wet and windy to work in the grow wild areas. 12 Mixed ages
Health4All Event 14/10/2016 - 10:00 to 16:00 An event with our community highlighting health and well being also involving lots of other local/national organisations held at our site 180 Mixed ages
Lottery Good Causes Awards at The BBC London Event 09/09/2016 - 07:00 Pete was privileged to join some of the other community projects at the awards ceremony in London 1 55 – 64 years
Art and Craft activities celebrating The Grow Wild National Lottery Award this week Event 20/08/2016 - 10:00 Our Grow Wild junior Artisans group made wildflower related arts and craft items to celebrate Grow Wild's award from the National Lottery 10 Mixed ages
ITV Wales TV coverage TV Coverage 22/07/2016 - 18:15 ITV Wales Interviewed us and featured us as part of a feature about RHS Wales In Bloom, this went out Nationally on the evening news 2 55 – 64 years
Time To Shine Youth Event Event 03/07/2016 - 11:00 Time to shine youth event at our local Pontins holiday camp with North Wales Police and other community groups promoting grow wild 60 Mixed mainly 12-25 years
Children's wild flower identification session Talk 25/06/2016 - 10:00 The children identified the flowers in their wild flower bed against picture from Grow Wild and logged their results 10 Mixed ages
Meeting to plan a film around wild flowers and nature in our town Planning 14/06/2016 - 10:00 Discussing and planning a fun short film about our locality and its wild flowers, nature, music, heritage and local characters 10 Mixed ages
Tidy up and planting of Dementia Friendly area with native and wild flowers Sowing and Planting 21/06/2016 - 10:00 We cleared a ex-council flower bed and planted native, wild flowers, and other plants to create a Dementia Friendly community space 12 Mixed ages
Local Newspaper article Press release 18/05/2016 - 10:45 A nice article in our regional newspaper featuring Grow Wild and the inter-generational work between community groups involved. 60 Mixed ages
Preparing for 2 big events in Prestatyn held at The Old Library Site Event 17/05/2016 - 08:00 2 events soon to be based here. Prestatyn & Clwydian Range Walking Festival this weekend and 17th Prestatyn Classic Car Show next weekend 3 Mixed ages
Art Group enjoying the grow wild experience and the beauty of springtime Event 07/05/2016 - 10:00 What a fantastic morning in Art Group At Artisans Collective CIC sun shining, nice and warm, birds singing perfect for an outdoor session 20 Mixed ages
Fitting of railing planters outside of Old Library Event 30/04/2016 - 17:00 The team fitted and planted the railing planters made by Prestatyn men's shed to the outside of the old library in Prestatyn 3 Mixed ages
Painting, Planting, Sowing and Kids creating Event 02/04/2016 - 10:00 The children made miniature versions of what Steve was doing with the picket fence and planting and sowing is ongoing 16 Mixed ages
Mention in Rhyl Journal Newspaper Press release 23/03/2016 - 13:15 Rhyl Journal featured our Easter event and mentioned our Grow Wild award 1 Mixed mainly families
Men's Shed completed the railing planters now ready for painting Event 22/03/2016 - 15:30 Really pleased with the planters made by Men's Shed Prestatyn for hanging on the railings outside of the Old Library Prestatyn 20 55 – 64 years
Local Newspaper using pictures from the childrens grow wild session Last Saturday Press release 21/03/2016 - 16:45 Great to see Rhyl Journal using one of Steve's pictures from Jayne's Grow Wild session with the children on Saturday and promoting our event 12 Mixed ages
Prestatyn Men's Shed making planters Event 19/03/2016 - 09:00 Prestatyn Men's shed members started making grow wild planters for outside the old library 3 55 – 64 years
Butterfly crafts and sowing seeds in the children's community area Event 19/03/2016 - 10:00 to 12:00 Children created butterflies with Jayne explaining the role of pollinators and wild flowers they then sowed seeds in their grow wild area 12 Mixed ages
Childrens Grow Wild Arts and Craft Workshop Event 20/02/2016 - 08:45 to 12:45 Children decorating and embellishing plant pots and then planting spring bulbs whilst learning about wild flowers and native plants 15 Mixed ages
Early morning tidy up Planning 12/02/2016 - 08:15 Just love coming into ‪Prestatyn‬ early on a crisp morning and looking at the daffodils emerging the results of tidying up in the background 1 55 – 64 years
Preparing the area under the willow tree ready for the group to sow seeds in the future months Planning 11/02/2016 - 13:45 At Artisans Collective CIC we're making lots of new plans for the coming year and this morning we've made a start on the willow tree area 3 55 – 64 years
And sow it starts Planning 10/02/2016 - 08:15 The first activity of our Wild about Prestatyn has started, we found a gap in the recent stormy weather to clear the kid's grow wild area 2 Mixed ages