About Us

About Bright Green Nature

What we do

Here at Bright Green Nature we believe that we are part of Nature. This connection is central to our values, if humans are part of Nature, then surely we must value and protect it? Sadly of course this is often not the case and through our actions, humans have and are, critically endangering our climate, our landscapes and our biodiversity.

BGN believes that we are connected with our environment and with Nature. This is something that we have forgotten as we moved away from traditional ways and towards more a more industrialised world.

Bright Green nature exists because we need it to. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what we can do about it.

We know that we can make a difference and we are making that difference already.

You can make a difference and BGN is here to help you do it. 

Our infographic provides more information on what we do and our vision: Who We Are May 2024

Restoring our natural places

Our work centres around restoring and protecting our landscapes so that they are able to support native species, but also ourselves.

Restoring wetland areas for native species

Our wetland areas are some of the rarest and most threatened habitats in the UK. Often they are drained to provide extra space for agriculture or development. However, they provide shelter, food and breeding areas for some of our most vulnerable species, including native amphibians.

Read about what we are planning here and let us know your thoughts by emailing karen@brightgreennature.org

Conservation Grazing

To manage our species rich grassland we use native breed livestock.

WILD YOUR SPACE!

Grants of up to £350 for families and individuals to encourage wildlife in their green spaces.

BGN Microfund

Small grants to support families and schools to create biodiverse spaces.

Latest News & Updates

Our Wild Borders

29th October 2023, Melrose, Scotland. A new Campaign for 2024 to create a map of spaces for nature across the Scottish Borders.

Funding from the Asda Foundation for a community tool library

27th October 2023, Melrose, Scotland. Bright Green Nature is delighted to receive funding from the Asda Foundation to support the creation of a community tool library.  This resource will be offered from early 2024, on a loan basis, to applicants…

Wetland development for amphibians

24th October 2023, Melrose, Scotland. Bright Green Nature and the Haining Charitable Trust have been awarded funding from NatureScot’s Nature Restoration Fund to develop the wetland area at the top of the loch across to the Deer Park stream and…

Planting Starts at the Deer Park

2ND March, 2023, Melrose, Scotland. Bright Green Nature is working with Selkirk High School to plant hundreds of native trees in the ‘paddocks’ at Deer Park.  The Paddocks lie on the south west perimeter of the 60 acre calcareous grassland…

BGN works with Schools to Deliver Outdoor Learning

26th February 2023, Melrose, Scotland Bright Green Nature is working with Selkirk High School and local primaries to support outdoor learning in nature restoration.  These activities will be delivered in partnership with expert learning organisations and will support young people…

ANNUAL REPORT 2023

Read our Annual Review here Summary report 2023

3rd January 2024