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Our community work at Erddig

Felin Puleston, the community hub and gardens at Erddig, Wrexham, Wales.
Felin Puleston at Erddig | © National Trust Images

We know that access to nature and the great outdoors has a positive impact of people’s wellbeing and mental health, and we're passionate about creating opportunities and experiences that help everyone in our local community benefit from everything the Erddig estate has to offer. We work closely with partner organisations to provide opportunities that meet the needs of our local community through connections to Erddig - enabling both people and nature to thrive.

Felin Puleston

Located on the outskirts of the Erddig estate you’ll find Felin Puleston, which was once the location of a small village, but is now a hub for Erddig’s community work and the location of its Mindful Garden.

The garden was made and is managed in partnership with the local community and is home to Erddig Grow and the Erddig Youth Club which provide a safe, supportive and friendly space where young people and nature can thrive.

As well as hosting our own volunteers at Felin Puleston, we also welcome groups from partner organisations so they too can reap the benefits of this special place.

Erddig Grow

Erddig Grow is an inter-generational programme which provides opportunities for young people aged 16 and above to build their confidence, self-esteem and resilience while being supported by a dedicated team of adult volunteers.

Together they nurture a variety of fruit and vegetables, care for wildlife – carrying out butterfly and wildlife surveys - and maintain the Mindful Garden. They also grow flowers which are made into beautiful bouquets and sold from the ticket office at Erddig Hall on selected dates during the spring and summer months, with all the proceeds helping us to look after Erddig for everyone, forever and supporting our ongoing community work.

The team meets at Felin Puleston on Tuesdays, 10am-3pm, every other Saturday 10am-3pm, and on Fridays from 8.30am-3pm during the cut flower season (June-September). To get involved email

A member of Erddig Grow helps two young visitors identify what pondlife can be found in the Mindful Garden at Felin Puleston, Erddig
A member of Erddig Grow helps two young visitors identify what pondlife can be found in the Mindful Garden at Felin Puleston, Erddig | © National Trust/Lois York

Erddig Youth Club

Established in 1999, Erddig Youth Club aims to encourage young people to become active citizens and be environmentally aware by providing opportunities for them to volunteer, undertake conservation work, learn new skills and take part in other fun activities including games of table football and pool.

The youth club is a friendly and supportive environment where members can build their confidence, enjoy spending time with others in beautiful surroundings and enjoy their youth, while learning new skills and enjoying a variety of activities.

Its members have helped build footpaths and fences, carried out litter picks and supported property events such as Erddig’s annual Apple Harvest Celebration.

The club is open to anyone aged 11-17, is free to attend, and meets weekly on Mondays from 6.30-8.30pm at Felin Puleston. For more information, or to enquire about joining, email

Felin Puleston Mindful Garden

The Mindful Garden at Felin Puleston is a safe, sustainable space that is cared for by staff, volunteers and the local community.

The area is bustling with wildlife – so expect to see a variety of bees and butterflies in the spring and summer months. Look to see what birds you can identify. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a newt in the wildlife pond.

You’ll find seating areas throughout, making it a perfect place to relax with a book or to simply sit, reflect and unwind in beautiful surroundings. You may even pick up some ideas on how to improve biodiversity in your own garden.

The garden is free for everyone to access all year round, with the gates open from dawn until dusk.

Wales Wellbeing Access Pass

Introduced in 2018, the Wellbeing Access Pass provides free access to any National Trust property in Wales for local charities and community organisations who are formed to benefit their participants’ wellbeing.

We also work with Wellbeing Access Pass holders to support any bespoke visits with tours, out of hours access to Wolf’s Den – Erddig's natural playground, and partnership projects such as the Nightingale House Bereavement Support through nature.

The pass costs £45 annually for groups of up to 50 people. For more information, email for an application form.

Erddig Nordic Walkers enjoying a walk
Erddig Nordic Walkers enjoying a walk | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey


Here at Erddig, we believe that working collaboratively is the key to success. We work closely with colleagues from organisations such as We Mind the Gap, Rainbow Foundation, Foster Wrexham, Wrexham Young Carers, BCUHB Health Improvement Team, to name a few.

By working together, we can create relevant and meaningful experiences that meet the individual needs of our partners and their participants.

Outdoor activities

What better way is there to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Erddig estate than to get active? Connect with nature and each other while you step out to keep fit.

There’s a number of events to choose from to suit different abilities – choose from Erddig Parkrun 5k, Erddig Muddy Trainers or Erddig Nordic Walkers.

Find out more on our outdoor activites page here: Outdoor activities at Erddig

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