Step ‘Into the Nest’ at the 2019 RHS Flower Show!

It’s getting close to that time of year again….The Wildlife Trusts of South and West Wales are delighted to announce that we will be returning and exhibiting our innovative show garden ‘Into the Nest’ at the 2019 Royal Horticultural Show (RHS), Cardiff this April.

Designed from a bird’s perspective, Into the Nest highlights the challenges facing British birds. The 2016 State of Nature Report revealed that a staggering 40 percent of British birds are in decline and that some breeding upland wading birds such as Curlew, Lapwing and Golden Plover have declined by more than three-quarters in recent decades.

This engaging feature celebrates iconic species. Willow woven chicks made by the fantastic team at Out To Learn Willow will take pride of place inside the giant nest. A variety of engaging activities will inspire and help visitors of all ages identify nests and specific birds by their eggs, feathers and food source. We will also have a variety of native plants on display and lots of advice on wildlife friendly gardening and how members of the public can get involved with The Wildlife Trusts.

Visitors to the garden will be able to experience flying like a Kingfisher over our Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve and Welsh Wildlife Centre with our 2 minute taster virtual reality, 360 wildlife experiences. We are also delighted to be working in partnership with Vine House Farm (VHF) for our 2019 garden.

Did you know that if you buy your bird food and feeders from Vine House Farm Bird Foods they will give £10 to The South & West Wales Wildlife Trust for every new customer, with 4% of ongoing sales to the Trust too.  So not only are you caring for the birds in your garden, you are also supporting your local Wildlife Trust in looking after the wild places on your doorstep.

The RHS Flower Show will take place in Bute Park, Cardiff from Friday 12th April until Sunday 14th April.