Penrose Native Pond Plants

Go Native for Cornwall

Alien invaders were the target for SINNG students who helped launch the new native pond plant range at Penrose Water Gardens, Shortlanesend. In a bid to reduce the impacts invasive species have on native wildlife a perfect partnership has been struck with the Gardens – SINNG runs community awareness and educational workshops, and regular student parties visit the gardens to remove any pesky invasive plants out-competing the beautiful lilies the gardens pride themselves upon. There are 5 aquatic plants which the government have banned from sale from April 2014 and others which whilst not subject to the ban also have an adverse impact on native species.