Author: PVW

Friends of Penllergare Potting Shed Sale

Potting Shed Perfection

Impeccable May weather brought crowds of supporters to the Potting Shed Sale organised by the Friends of Penllergare on Saturday the 23rd.  For this important fundraising occasion the Woodland Centre garden was decked out with marquees, gazebos and bunting under which were hundreds of donated bedding plants, perennials, herbs, shrubs, planters and small trees awaiting…
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26th May 2015 0
Penllergare Trust - Dylan Thomas Community School May 2015 x

Dylan Thomas Community School Project

For the past 2 weeks we have welcomed nearly 100 students from nearby Dylan Thomas Community School. Together with representatives from Cornerstone Church, Penllergaer these youngsters have restored over 230 meters of pathways through Penllergare Valley Woods. The path from Parc Penllergare to the Valley Woods was their main focus, but as they worked so…
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22nd May 2015 0
Early Autumn Colours - Upper Lake - Carey Beor Autumn 2014 (R)

Veolia Environmental Trust Visit to Penllergare Valley Woods

Wednesday 20th May 2015 saw the celebration of the end of work to restore and regenerate aspects of our beautiful Penllergare Valley Woods, near Swansea. Trustees,  volunteers and staff from the Ymddiriedolaeth Penllergare / the Penllergare Trust, welcomed representatives of Veolia Environment Trust to see the results of the project which started in July 2013.  Veolia Environment Trust…
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20th May 2015 0
Edward Harris at Tredegar Fawr

Friends Visit to Tredegar Fawr

Sunday 17th May 2015 Over 30 Friends of Penllergare were warmly welcomed to Tredegar Fawr by Ros and Edward Harris. The privately owned property is one of the oldest in the district and once belonged to the Penllergare estate having been sold by the owner Sir John Morris (who gave his name to Morriston) to…
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18th May 2015 0

Plant News from Penllergare

Thank you to Keith Clements, our long standing Volunteer Ranger for donating a sapling Weymouth Pine (Pinus strobus) grown from seed. The seeds were taken from the parent tree at Penllergare Valley Woods, and this is the only sapling that germinated out of 60, thus preserving the species from extinction at Valley Woods. The sapling…
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18th May 2015 0
Guided Walk

Spring Guided Walk

Join us for a guided tour of Valley Woods. Learn about the story of Penllergare – its history, wildlife and people. Meet at 1.30pm at the Penllergare car park. The walk will last approx. 2 hours and will cover 3 miles at a leisurely pace with stops.  Don’t forget to wear sturdy footwear. Donations welcome.…
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9th May 2015 0
One of these Bluebells is not like the others

The Good, the Bad & the Bluebell

What a week we’ve had at Penllergare Valley Woods! May 2015 The Good… Our woodland volunteers have been very busy this week with the cleft fencing.   Neil and the masonry team are progressing well with the steps off the Carriage Drive.  Sweet Chestnuts, grown from seed by volunteers have been planted to create an…
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9th May 2015 0
Gower College Marketing Students Volunteering April 2015

Group Volunteering at Penllergare Valley Woods

Only Wednesday, but we’ve already hosted 4 separate groups of volunteers at Valley Woods this week. We’ve had plumbing, electrical and marketing students from nearby Gower College for their Welsh Baccalaureate Community Challenge plus students from LRC Training.  They have worked hard clearing some pathways, and also brought in wheelbarrow loads of leaf mulch for the woodland garden…
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29th April 2015 0

First Swallow of 2015

Thanks to Woodland Ranger Volunteer Brian Meredith, we’ve had our first Swallow record for 2015 at Penllergare Valley Woods, photograph taken down at Cadle Mill on 22nd April.


27th April 2015 0
Wren nesting at Penllergare Valley Woods - Credit Sandra Evans

Easter at Penllergare Valley Woods

What a bumper weekend! The woods have played host to a huge number of visitors and our volunteers have done a sterling job running the community coffee shop during an extremely busy few days. Thank you to everyone that posted their photographs on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  I’ve credited the following and look forward to seeing…
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7th April 2015 0
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