Cumbernauld's Bloomin' Wild
Cumbernauld's Bloomin' Wild is a partnership that aims to work with local communities to improve Cumbernauld's green spaces for both people and wildlife, helping everyone in the community to connect with the nature on their doorstep.
It is working with people across the town to improve habitats for wildlife, improve access to green spaces, connect young people to nature, improve health and wellbeing through nature and bring people together to make a difference in their local community.
The initiative is a partnership between the Scottish Wildlife Trust, North Lanarkshire Council, Sanctuary Scotland, the James Hutton Institute and TCV.
In 2021, Cumbernauld Living Landscape won the Garden for Life Biodiversity Award: With increasing urbanisation, we are increasing the risk of losing much of the wildlife that would have fed or sheltered in the greenspaces of the town, in particular farmland birds. To help combat this, Cumbernauld Living Landscape, in partnership with local groups and the council, has created two meadow areas, one of which is now the town’s biggest bird feeder! The group is also helping to restore peatbogs, managing woodland and planting native hedging and trees, and there is a strong emphasis on introducing young people to the interesting natural environment on their doorstep.