Green Communities

Shaping Nature Neighbourhoods

Green Communities is an exciting project which is connecting people and wildlife in Devonport, Central Park, and in Keyham and the West of the City.

Find out more about Green Communities

Building on the work of Green Minds, each of these 3 nature neighbourhoods has a team made up of a National Trust ranger and a Plymouth City Council officer. They are friendly faces who are out and about in communities, working alongside community businesses and social enterprises, local residents, schools, and community groups to listen to how they want to improve their green spaces, and are supporting them to make things happen!

The Green Communities team is working alongside these communities to offer a range of activities, from free nature themed events, green skills sharing sessions, digital badging, and opportunities to make a difference for their local wildlife. These are spaces for people from across the neighbourhood to shape their local nature places. Not only is this giving people the chance to get out and about and feel more connected with nature on their doorstep, but also means that nature spaces across the neighbourhoods are being improved for wildlife, too. Good for people, good for wildlife.

Green Communities is a partnership project between Plymouth City Council, National Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, Real Ideas Organisation, and Zebra Collective. It is a pilot project funded through a combination of grants and contributions, including support from Heritage Lottery Fund Urban Nature Development Grant and Natural England.

Upcoming Events


Keyham 'Nature Counts'

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
When: 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Growing with Nature Networking Event

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
When: 4:30pm - 8:00pm
New bug ID poster

Free Wildflower and Insect ID Session in Central Park

Date: Monday, July 1, 2024
When: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

The 3 Green Communities

Take a look at the links below to see what's happening across the 3 communities:



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Keyham and the West of City

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Central Park

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Meet the team!

Left to right: Oscar (National Trust, Keyham neighbourhood), Holly (Plymouth City Council, Central Park neighbourhood), Jess (National Trust, Central Park neighbourhood), Daisy (Plymouth City Council, Keyham neighbourhood), Henry (National Trust, Devonport neighbourhood), Elliot (Plymouth City Council, Devonport neighbourhood).

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