Planting Cathays

There are several planting projects all around Cathays. The projects include networking interested parties together who wish to support local biodiversity and clean up green spaces of things such as unnecessary litter and debris.

A lot of the plants are grown by a local group: the Davius Nursery. Their ethos is to cultivate locally and distribute across local projects to local residents and businesses.

The purpose of adding wildflowers to our green spaces, reducing the litter on public green spaces and encouraging a responsible and fun use of green space is an important part of communities.

At present project being ear marked for Cathays include reseeding grass areas that have been left bald for many years. Expanding the stock of indigenous wildflowers to support bees and other important insect species and birds.

  • Bedford Street planting project (resident project)
  • Cathays Nursery – 2002-present, potential volunteer project by residents to create free compost for everyone and expand indigenous wildflower planting as well as volunteering efforts to cut back invasive species.
  • Plasnewydd Garden – contribution of indigenous wildflowers.
  •  Mackintosh Community Garden – contribution of wildflowers, labour (voluntary) and painting skills.
  • Riverside Community Garden – contribution of wildflowers, recovered materials for building raised beds etc. (2011 – present)
  • The Gardens – streets that come off Senghennydd road (council, student digs and student project)
  • Island Project 2002 – present (bottom of Salisbury Road – resident project)
  • Trevithick Planting 2009-present at Engineering department of Cardiff university (student project)

You must have green spaces near you in Cathays that you would like to see enhanced. Contact us at and we’ll see what co-ordinated efforts can be achieved to support improving your green spaces.

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