The first crop of a biodiversity project is taking root across Denbighshire during Wales Climate Week.

Denbighshire County Council’s local provenance tree nursery at Green Gates Farm, St Asaph, aims to produce 5,000 native wildflower plants a year alongside 5,000 native trees.

In the first growing year, the project funded by Welsh Government, through the Local Nature Partnerships Cymru ENRaW project and Local Places for Nature grant, delivered nearly 8,000 wildflower plants.

This project is part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing biodiversity across the county following the Council’s declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency in 2019.

Now the nursery’s first class of wildflower plants are starting to make their way to new homes around the county as part of the Council’s commitment to improve local biodiversity to tackle climate change.

Wildflower plants will be planted at existing meadows at Ruthin, Denbigh, St Asaph, Henllan, Rhuddlan, Prestatyn and Llanrhaeadr.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “As Wales comes together to discuss tackling climate change during Wales Climate Week, I am proud to see the first results of our Biodiversity team’s efforts at our Tree Nursery going out to boost our local environment.

“These plants will improve species richness at these sites even further which will support our goal to sustain and increase our biodiversity. Having more plants on these sites will also allow our Biodiversity team to harvest more seeds to increase plant growth at the nursery which will continually help us increase our effort to protect the county’s biodiversity.

“I would also like to thank all the staff, local members and volunteers who are supporting us in getting our first crop planted in their new homes.”

If you would like to volunteer to help with the planting, please get in touch at biodiversity@denbighshire.gov.uk