Betws Community Council is helping to reverse nature’s decline thanks to a new garden scheme from environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy.

‘Local Places for Nature’ offered communities free packages that include all the plants, tools and materials needed to create small gardens.

Betws Community Council created a butterfly garden in Betws Park last month and community councillor Lynwen Phillips said: "It took around three hours for myself and a representative from Keep Wales Tidy to create the garden by building the raised bed and trellis and also planting the flowers.

"The butterfly garden will look beautiful next year when the flowers grow."

Keith Griffiths, from Griffiths Bwtrimawr Funeral Directors, transported the materials to the park and was thanked by the council for his help.

Deputy chief executive for Keep Wales Tidy, Louise Tambini said: “More than ever, people are recognising the value of nature to the health and well-being of our communities.

"We are delighted that groups, like Betws Community Council, now have the opportunity to make a real difference through Local Places for Nature. We know there are many other areas that could benefit from the scheme and we’re urging people to get involved.”