All about Treborth

Treborth Botanic Garden was established by Bangor University in 1960 and comprises 18ha of parkland adjacent to the Menai Strait.

The Gardens’ semi-natural habitats include ancient woodland, species-rich wild flower meadows, small areas of wetland and 1.1km of marine shoreline (unique for a botanic garden in the UK). Cultivated areas of native and non-native species include arboretum woodland,shrubberies and ornamental flower beds, while hundreds of exotic and tropical species grow in the Gardens’ glasshouses. Treborth’s coastal forest is listed in the UK’s Ancient Woodland Inventory and has statutory protection as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Treborth Botanic Garden covers 0.0008% of the extent of Wales, yet:
• 29% of the bird species recorded in Wales have been spotted at Treborth;
• 30% of the moth species listed for Wales have been recorded at Treborth;
• 10% (150) of the vascular plant species in Wales, have been recorded in the 2ha of rare and undisturbed native wildflower flower meadow habitat at Treborth;
• 15% of moss species listed for Wales have been recorded at Treborth;
• The abundant lichen flora has prompted Plantlife Cymru to create a “Lichen Trail”;
• Treborth’s chemical free management regime encourages a high diversity fungi, which attracts scores of visitors to the annual ‘Fungus Foray’.

The Garden acts as a safe and accessible field site for practical classes and student research projects on living biodiversity and the long occupancy of Treborth site by the University has allowed for valuable long-term phenological studies including a 35 year, daily macro moth record.

Αναρτήθηκε από bgyaca bgyaca, Σεπτέμβριος 22, 2021 0941 ΠΜ

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