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    Highlights from the National Seed Bank of Wales

    After another successful year of seed collecting the National Seed Bank of Wales is now an important resource for conservation in Wales, Biophilic Wales’ Conservation Assistant, Elliot Waters, takes you through some of the highlights from our collections.

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    A new seed bank for Wales

    Growing the Future’s Science Officer, Dr Kevin McGinn, explains why seed banks are a vital resource for plant conservation and introduces our new National Seed Bank of Wales.

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    Meet the Biophilic Wales Team

    Meet the team behind Biophilic Wales, a new project from the National Botanic Garden of Wales working to increase the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment, throughout Wales.

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    Seed collecting on Kenfig National Nature Reserve

    Seed collecting season is upon us, and so far it’s been a fruitful year! The National Seed Bank of Wales was launched at the end of 2018, and since then we have been busy gathering valuable collections of plant material from our own Waun Las National Nature Reserve. This past month saw our first seed […]

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    Last Plants Standing- A Display of Endangered Arable Wildflowers

    Bright red poppies, delicate corncockle and sunny corn marigolds were once very familiar to the arable farmers of Wales and grew side-by-side with them for centuries. The diversity of wildflowers that used to pepper our fields may have once been a thorn in the farmer’s side, but our arable ‘weeds’ are now facing a high […]

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    Re-imagining the Whitebeam Grove: Part 3

    Three weeks after the first tree was dug up from the Whitebeam Grove, we’re finished! The final tree (a little Sorbus aria, the most widespread whitebeam in the UK) was planted on Friday, completing the planting stage of the redesign. We’ve just managed to squeak the trees in on time, as spring will soon be […]

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