Barrack Street Biodiversity Garden in Carlow Town

There is a very interesting project called Barrack Street Biodiversity Garden. Located in the center of Carlow Town at Barrack Street.

On the information board, there is an inspiring quote by Sir David Attenborough: “An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.”

Carlow Town Development Forum (Green Group) has planted this Biodiversity Garden in Carlow Town. As a pollinator-friendly area within our town, supporting biodiversity in our urban environment.

The Garden was designed by Dee Sewell from Greenside Up.

It contains a variety of perennial plants which help to support and enhance indigenous species. We hope that this space will be enjoyed by all who live in, work in, study in, or visit Carlow Town.

The Barrack Street Biodiversity Garden arose 1st of May 2019. This is a small garden in the middle of the street with an array of plants to attract pollinators, like Aster frikartii, Stachys grand, thymus, hebe, echinacea …

Every biodiversity-friendly garden is a step towards a healthier planet and a healthier you.

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. It is implemented by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

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Below are photos I took in May/June 2021.


Blogger. Volunteer. Enthusiast of photography, nature, architecture, and cultural events. Since 2014 living in County Carlow in Ireland.

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