Who are we?

We are a group of volunteers working with CADW and Caerwent Community Council. We intend to develop 11 acres of CADW scrubland into Wildflower Meadows whilst in addition creating a diverse Wildlife rich environment.

We have a comprehensive strategy which is designed to be sustainable in the long term and which is intended to encourage community involvement and ownership.

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the caerwent meadows project is overseen by our own horticulturalist


We will cut, bail and remove the grass


We will reseed, maintain and develop the meadows


We will encourage our community to get involved

Community Resource

Our meadows will enhance the our exsisting Roman site

Alan Stealy


Alan has been a horticulturalist for 37 years and gained a MSc in Ecology and Environmental Management 15 years ago. He is Head of External Estates at the University of Bristol; and has been employed with them since 1996 – during which time he has project managed the establishment of a new Botanic garden for which he is the University’s business Manager.

Chris Gooch


Chris has his own Training Consultancy, he is a specialist in leadership development and safety culture within the Nuclear industry around the world. He is also a regular and active contributor to developing the fields bringing 9 years’ experience in the creation of 10 acres of wild flower meadows and 5 acres of woodlands along with his leadership and project management skills.

Joni Gooch


Joni is a Royal Airforce trained photographer and printer. She went on to run her own printing company and has over 30 years’ experience in running businesses including 9 years’ experience in establishing 10 acres of wild flower meadows and 5 acres of woodlands. She is also a level 3 British Sign language user and has worked in a support role with deaf, blind and deaf/blind adults. She is currently a director and company secretary of a Training Consultancy.

Mark Gaskell

Health and Safety

Mark grew up on a small holding. He was a Marine Engineer in the Merchant Navy for 20 years and is now in Marine Salvage. He is and has been a Royal Navy Reservist for the past 18 years. He has lived in the village for 18 Years, has a love of the outdoors and wanted to put something back into the community.

Caroline Stealey


Caroline is an artist and former microbiologist who has many years' experience in volunteering with community groups e.g.nature reserves, youtyh groups, art projects, schools.She is a regular and active contributor to the developing wildflower meadows.

Our Sponsors

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We are pleased to be able to introduce you to our Corporate Members. These individuals and Business have supported us with large donations and physical contributions. We ask the community to, please, in turn support them.