On a cold, bright and crisp winter morning a number of local people joined us for our first ever community morning at The Kymin.

Lots of people came to get involved and a big group dived in to rake and prepare the top meadow.

Raking the top meadow area

GPG’s Penarth Growing Community project ran a community welcome hub. Sally invited people to tell us what they love about The Kymin, to help us decide a name for the project and share thoughts on plans for a community food growing area in the Lower Boule Court.

There was a lovely family walk hosted by Chair of the Friends of The Kymin, Richard Parry.

People volunteered to become involved with the park and Poitr came with his Stol Coffee bike and cookies.

It was hugely enjoyable and friendly.

We look forward to lots more sessions with bounds of community spirit, sharing ideas and collaborating to improve and enjoy this special piece of our beautiful town!

Your feedback

A Name for our project!

We asked you to choose your favourite names from a list, most people liked either Kymin Woodland Gardens or Kymin Community Gardens. So, to choose, we will do a social media poll. Take part here.

Community Food Growing – Your thoughts

It’s a brilliant idea!

Links to local schools growing projects

Links to local mental health services – wellbeing, value of greenspaces

Retain and nurture existing woodland habitat

What do you love about this place?

The responses were split into what you love, and what you’d like to see happening here in the future.

What you love:

Urban wild space

The view



Woodland feel

The view

Coastal woodland – learn more about this habitat


Coming down for a picnic

A place for remembrance

What you’d like to see:

Jazz concert

Great space for tai chi/mindfulness practice

Amenities for outdoor concerts, sports etc

Outdoor art space

Consider supporting hedgehogs with shelters etc

Hold volunteer events on various days to make available to all

Log piles/stumperies

Forest school for schools and community groups

Wedding receptions

Christmas lights in the trees

Mend the fence at monkey mountain

Add monkey mountain and the Dardenelles to the map

Potential for woodland play spaces for kids and teens

Fix picnic benches

Thank you to all who came. If you’d like to take part in future activities, or just keep up to date with news, sign up here.

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