Tycroes Primary School playing field dug up and moved to National Botanic Garden of Wales

Plants have been saved from bulldozers by moving a school's playing field to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Land at Tycroes Primary School near Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, was needed for a new building for pupils.

But the grassland habitat had such high ecological value, it has been uprooted and moved to the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Consultant Richard Pryce — a trustee at the botanic garden — said: "The school field is a significant area of pristine purple-moor grass-rush pasture, a habitat of principal importance for conservation of biological diversity in Wales.

"It contains species including meadow thistle, devil's-bit scabious and Carmarthenshire's county plant, whorled caraway."

A small area of turf was also transplanted by hand into the school conservation area for the pupils to study.

 

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