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23 October 2023

Woodworks Garden Centre to Host a North Wales Wildlife Trust Sustainability Day

The North Wales Wildlife Trust is holding a “sustainability day” at The Woodworks Garden Centre on Saturday 28th October.

Suitable for the whole family, the sustainability event will run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Visitors will get the chance to learn more about the work undertaken by the Trust. A team from North Wales Wildlife Trust will be at The Woodworks Garden Centre and will be running pop-up talks, gardening activities and games.

Key highlights include:

  • Building bug hotels and seed bombs with Helen Carter-Emsell
  • Potting up locally rare trees with Sarah Ellis
  • Illustrated talk on beaver reintroduction by Adrian Lloyd Jones
  • Illustrated talk on the rare wildlife of North Wales by Jonny Hulson
  • Kit to control invasive alien species with Gemma Rose
  • Invasive species hunt with Tomos Jones

Commenting ahead of the sustainability day, Iwan Gwyn, Manager of The Woodworks Garden Centre said:

“The Woodworks Garden Centre and Café team has been working in partnership with the North Wales Wildlife Trust for over 12 months. We now sell Hawthorn hedging that the Trust grows at its site in Maeshafn nursery near Mold, with each specimen sold, a donation from the Garden Centre is made to the trust. More tree species, such as Field Maple and Hazel are currently being grown and will be available for our customers to buy at The Woodworks next year.

Iwan Gwyn continues

“Building on this partnership, we decided to invite The North Wales Wildlife Trust to hold our very first “sustainability day” at our Garden Centre in Mold – hopefully it will be the first of many! A great day for the whole family or individuals with a passion for nature.

“With sustainability and protecting the environment becoming an increasingly important topic, we at The Woodworks (and P&A Group as a whole) are committed to playing our part and supporting the wider community, and, along with our solar power, biomass heating and recycling commitments, our partnership with The Wildlife Trust will support an even better environment for our future. We can’t wait to welcome The North Wales Wildlife Trust and the community to our Garden Centre.”

The North Wales Wildlife Trust manages 35 nature reserves in North Wales. It also works with other organisations and landowners to protect and connect wildlife sites across the county and inspire local communities and young people to care for wildlife where they live.

For more information about the North Wales Wildlife Trust, please visit the website here.

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