The cemetery and adjoining woodland are being improved for bio-diversity and access for the community in this project led by St Collen's Church and Valle Crucis Mission Area with the Llangollen Tidy Town Team.


Before and after the landscaping of the bank of the cemetery. 

The Caring for God’s Acre team of botanists surveyed the cemetery and St John’s churchyard in 2022, and they provided experts advice on species already present and those that might be introduced. Subsequently, the bank has been seeded with an 80/20 mix of grass and wild flower seeds suited to alluvial soil and we look forward to seeing the first results this spring and summer. The volunteers pictured here are from the ever-helpful Tidy Town Team and the project team.



Pupils of Ysgol Dinas Bran produced these nest boxes in the Design and Technology department and thirteen have been put up within the woodland area of the cemetery. The students pictured are members of the School Council who came to see the results of the skills of their fellows. We are now looking forward to seeing the first occupants of the boxes.

Big thank you to Ysgol Dinas Bran!




St Collen’s Church is grateful for financial support for this project through the Green Communities Project that has been approved by Cadwyn Clwyd. The Green Communities grant is part of the Enabling Natural Resources and Well-being (ENRaW) scheme which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Mae eglwys Sant Collen yn ddiolchgar am gefnogaeth ariannol ar gyfer y prosiect hwn sydd wedi ei gymeradwyo gan Cadwyn Clwyd. Mae’r grant Cymunedau Gwyrdd yn rhan o’r cynllun Galluogi Adnoddau Naturiol a Llesiant (GANaLl) sy’n rhan o Gymunedaun Gwledig Llywodraeth Cymru – Rhaglen Datblygu Gwledig 2014 – 2020, a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cymru a Chronfa Amaethyddol Ewrop ar gyfer Datblygu Gwledig (CAEDG)