Butterfly garden funding


Staff reporter (Denbighshire Free)

PLANS for a new residents’ butterfly garden has received more than £18,000 in funding.

Wales and West Housing has successfully been granted £18,410 from Cadwyn Clwyd to help create a butterfly garden and a sensory garden for residents at the Cil y Coed development in Henllan, near Denbigh.

The development is a mix of affordable housing and supported living for young adults with additional needs.

The project, which costs £26,519, has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-13 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

Sarah Jones, environment and heritage officer of Cadwyn Clwyd, said: “This is an excellent project that will really enhance the nectar rich areas within the community of Henllan. The gardens will provide much needed outdoor space for the residents at Cil y Coed and act as useful resource for the wider community.”

Helen D’Aulby, chairwoman of Henllan’s Conservation Group, said: “This is really exciting news. Wales and West Housing wanted to create open spaces here, and we worked with them to plan the development of a bio-diverse nectar rich habitat to support butterflies, insects and wildlife.

“Henllan Conservation Group is working to create wildlife havens throughout the village. Henllan has a patch work of nectar gardens now in private gardens, the Institute Bee Garden, The Churchyard Conservation Bank and flower bed, and the newest addition will be the Cil y Coed Butterfly garden and sensory garden.
“We have really made an impact.”

Anne Hinchey, chief executive of Wales and West Housing, said: “I’m delighted with this news.

“The funding will really help make a difference to our residents’ lives as we can now make their wishes for the butterfly and sensory gardens come true. I look forward to seeing the gardens being created.”

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