Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre were recently successful in a grant application of £500 from the Grow for It, Grow Wild project run by Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. The aim of the grant is to raise awareness about the importance of wild flowers and plants through transforming a space in an innovative way.
We will use the grant to reinstate a garden that has grown wild at the centre. On 1 June a group of young people from Gisda, who support young homeless people and their families throughout Gwynedd, will visit Tŷ Newydd to clear, cut, dig and prepare the garden in order to plant, grow and enliven the wild patch of land. We hope to plant trees, flowers, and shrubs which are native to Wales and the local area and to create a path through the garden. The young people will build wooden seating, boxes for birds, bats and bees, a compost box, and paint the untidy garden shed. They will also take part in a writing workshop with a local poet to write poetry which will be painted on to the walls of the shed.
The wild garden will be a haven for birds, bees, bats, owls and writers who come to Tŷ Newydd on courses. It will be a place for all to write, think, nest, sleep, and relax and for the Tŷ Newydd cat to play!
Keep an eye on our website for photographs of the new garden.