Cumbernauld's Bloomin' Wild
Cumbernauld has a wonderful mosaic of natural and managed habitats which are cared for by a wonderful mosaic of people. Organisations, groups, individuals and businesses all contribute to help make Cumbernauld a bloomin' wild place to live, work and play, with activities such as tree planting, litter picking and planting for pollinators. While not your traditional horticultural themed town, the group believes the town is just as valuable for people and wildlife and it plans to keep it that way for years to come.
In 2017, the group won the 'Garden for Life Biodiversity Award':
An exemplary approach to biodiversity was demonstrated by this group in all three core pillars of Beautiful Scotland’s campaign. Activities include: the new, fully accessible Badger Trail at Palacerigg Country Park; work to eradicate New Zealand Flatworm at Ravenswood LNR; the attempt to build the world’s longest bug hotel and survey it to find out the species using it; working with a local developer to create and enhance woodland buffer strips; and the engagement, consultation and inclusion of local people in biodiversity projects throughout the city.