Restoring Rhosili’s landscape

Help us to restore Rhosili’s iconic landscape and safeguard its wildlife by delivering more for nature on the Vile. Farming in a wildlife-friendly way improves biodiversity, creates food sources for bees and butterflies, and winter nourishment for flocks of birds. Nature is just waiting for us to give a helping hand.

Swathes of sunflowers at Rhosili, Gower
  • Since 1930s 97% of meadows have disappeared
  • Between 1972 and 1996 75% of ground nesting birds have declined
  • In the last decade alone 72% of our butterflies have disappeared
National Trust Ranger, Mark Hipkin, inspecting the sunflowers at The Vile

The Vile, bursting with colour and wildlife once again 

A landscape, farmed in a wildlife-friendly way is a haven for wildlife on the Vile at Rhosili

Late evening with the spectacular sunflowers at Rhosili

Sunflowers at Rhosili 

What was the story behind the summer of sunflowers near Worms Head at Rhosili?

Donate to Restoring Rhosili’s landscape

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Lavender flourishing at The Vyne.
£5 could buy potted lavender plants to be planted on the Vile
£10 would feed thousands of bees and butterflies in summer and sustain flocks of farmland birds through winter
Yellow rattle on the Vile at Rhossili
Sun sets over the sunflowers in Rhosili
£25 would buy half a sack of sunflower seeds
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" By planting vast amounts of lavender, sunflowers and other crops we have already attracted pollinators and birds, but this is only the first step in our work to restore the Vile. With your support we can continue to provide nature a home."
Our work so far

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For ever, for everyone.

Donate now to help restore Rhosili's ancient landscape