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On this page, we will be keeping you up to date with developments at the community garden – Cae Deiliog.

At the end of 2019, the opportunity arose for the Community Council to apply for funding to put towards a community project to bring the local community closer to nature. It was decided to develop a part of the current playing fields in to an area where wildlife could thrive and for local residents to relax and enjoy.

The area will be divided in to three zones – a Maple tree woodland (blue on the map below), an orchard and butterfly garden (green on the map), and a wildflower meadow (yellow on the map). There will also be a network of paths and areas to sit and enjoy.tyddyn bach 

A little bit of history…

According to historic maps, Cae Deiliog is made up of two fields which were originally part of two farms. The first, Cae’r March was part of Tyddyn Pandy and the second, Cyfar Ganol was part of Pen-y-Bont. At the top of the fields, Bryn Deiliog was built, and the areas not used for the development – Cae Clwt y Rhos and Cae Ty are now used as a football field and play area. The areas are now managed by the Community Council.

Making a start…

Early in 2020, council member Mr Goronwy Davies began making enquiries about creating a garden area full of flowers to attract butterflies.

Despite the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, this area was completed by the end of the year and by the spring of 2021, it is bursting with a variety of wildflowers.

Throughout April, hedgerows have been planted using a mixture of indigenous hedgerow species to create a boundary between the football field and the newly developed area as well as to create a wildlife corridor through the field. 

Two benches and a picnic table have also been positioned and have been in regular use by the public.

Since May 2021, Mr Goronwy Davies has taken a step back from  the project and at the moment, the project is in the care of the Community Council and a group of entheusiastic volunteers.

What next?

During July 2021, work will begin in the blue zone of the map, clearing bracken in preparation for planting the Maple trees later in the Autumn. The Maple trees will be a feast of colour throughout the Autumn, a beautiful area to spend time during September and October.

Alongside this, the orchard will also be created in the green section of the map. The orchard will include varieties of apple trees and wild plums and other varieties which benefit insects and birds alike.

Plans for the wildflower meadow  in the yellow section of the map are still being finalised and we will keep you up to date on this page.