St Andrews Botanic Garden is leading the Green Corridors project to manage invasive species and restore habitats along the Lade Braes. In partnership with Fife Council, University of St Andrews and Buglife, we are monitoring the spread of species such as Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed all the way from Craigtoun Park, along the Kinness Burn, through the Botanic Gardens and many public spaces like Cockshaugh Park and the University’s North Haugh campus.

The project is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage and will see the planting of hundreds of trees around St Andrews in 2020 and 2021 and the publication of a pioneering, landscape-scale Biosecurity Management Plan for the town. Later in the year, the Garden will be looking for volunteers to identify and map plants in and around St Andrews and there will be opportunities to participate or receive plants for gardens in the area, so watch this space and please get in touch if you are interested.