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Gardener at the Grange Pavilion

Pharmabees has captured the imagination of people in Cardiff from all walks of life.

Health boards

We are currently working with the Anuerin Bevan Health Board to create a well being pollinator garden at Ystrad Mynach Hospital.

Our aim is to create a supportive space for patients and staff, and through this process develop a model which could be shared with healthcare facilities across Wales.

We are also talking to the Cardiff and Vale Health board about a similar project at their Llandough hospital site and were recently contacted by representatives of the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

Wellbeing pollinator garden - find out more.

Grangetown Community Gateway

Watch our video about how we are partnering for change.

Cardiff University is committed to building a long-term partnership with residents of Grangetown to make the area an even better place to live. It does this by developing world class research, teaching and volunteering opportunities which respond to local needs.

At the former Bowls Pavilion in Grangetown, we have worked closely with the local community to design, build and plant a bee friendly garden.

Bee garden

St David's shopping centre

Located in the heart of Cardiff, the centre plays host to millions of visitors a year and is also the home to almost a million honey bees which live on the roof of the building.

We have worked closely with colleagues at St David’s to up-skill their beekeepers and to develop innovative approaches with which to engage the public on issues related to  the environment.

St Peter's community garden project

Children planting at the Grange Pavilion

The  efforts of the local community have created a garden adjacent to the Community Hall at St Peter's Fairwater.

To help the garden thrive we provided a bee hive and funds to enable a community volunteer to be trained as a bee keeper.

The Gardens are adjacent to Fairwater Primary school and our long term aim is to create opportunities for the children to visits and learn about the key role that pollinators play in keeping Cardiff a green and pleasant place.

St Peter's community garden project - find out more.

Greening the Bay

In recent years Cardiff bay has undergone major redevelopment to create a new environment for work and play.

While these changes are welcome, they have been at the expense of nature and for this reason we are working with local schools, voluntary groups such as the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), the Welsh Assembly Government and Cardiff Council to make Cardiff Bay a more pollinator friendly place.

Plans are in place to install bee hives on the roof of the Pierhead Building and the WCVA in collaboration with Mount Stewart Primary School have created a bee garden in the corner of a local car park.

Get involved

Contact us if you want to know more, or if you have an idea you would like to talk about.

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