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National Trust Cymru and Cilffriw Primary School plant blossom trees

LAST WEEK, Cilffriw Primary School joined staff from National Trust Cymru to plant three blossom trees at Aberdulais to bring more people closer to nature on their doorstep.

The planting is part of National Trust Cymru’s #GwleddYGwanwyn #BlossomWatch campaign and commitment to provide opportunities for more people to connect with nature, beauty and history, wherever they are in Wales. 

As part of the campaign, the conservation charity is working with Members of Parliament and Members of the Senedd across Wales to plant blossom trees in locations of their choice within their constituency or region – helping to develop blossom spaces that respect local setting, spirit of place and bring people and nature together.

Once established, the trees will bloom each spring, bringing the joyful sight of blush-tinted blooms to the nation’s community spaces and encourage a beneficial everyday connection with nature, culture and each other.

Brooke Goulding, National Trust Cymru’s Senior Visitor Experience Officer at Aberdulais said: “‘Through the #blossomwatch campaign we are proudly bringing the beauty of nature closer to the surrounding community. We are thrilled pupils from Cilffriw Primary School could join us today to plant the apple trees, everyone who visits Aberdulais can watch the trees grow and experience the joy of nature as they blossom each spring.”

Alyson Barnes, Teacher at Cilffriw Primary School added: “We really enjoyed being able to plant the apple trees and are looking forward to watching them grow in the future.”

Cared for by National Trust Cymru, Aberdulais recently reopened in partnership with St Giles Cymru, who will use the historic location for a Green Community Training, Heritage & Wellbeing Hub for people facing the greatest adversity.

Open on Thursday and Friday each week, 10.30am to 3.30pm, entry to the historic site is free of charge. To plan a visit to Aberdulais head to the Trust’s website.