Aviva Stadium is the only stadium in the world that is part of a biosphere which is an area where land, air, and water interact with each other to support life. Biospheres play a vital role in climate regulation. To help with this, Aviva Ireland has planted a biodiversity garden at Aviva stadium – Aviva’s Home Turf. The garden is a community garden, rich in biodiversity, planted to support local bee and insect populations.
The flowers and plants planted in Aviva’s Home Turf are both pollinator and bird friendly. These plants grow berries for the local birds to eat and produce nectar for bees and other pollinators. Pollinator friendly plants are important because they provide food for our pollinator’s year around.
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00:00:01 Brian O'Neill, Aviva Ireland
We're here to open 'Aviva's Home Turf', our new biodiversity garden.
It's a continuation of our efforts to work with Aviva Stadium on our Net Zero 40 project. One of the great things about biodiversity in gardens like this they help to repair the atmosphere, but this isn't just about the plants themselves it's a facility for the children to come to 365 days a year, for families on match days, it's about an education.
00:00:27 Marie Crowe, Broadcaster
My little kids were fascinated seeing the little habitats. Bringing them somewhere like this and having a different experience was great.
My family were delighted to be the first official visitors here today at 'Aviva's Home Turf'. I always bring Billy, Davie and Tommy to matches here at the Aviva Stadium. So, to be able to come here and to bring them and to see everything that is involved in the garden and just to expand their minds a little bit as well and to educate them a bit on the importance of the environment was brilliant.
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Everyone is welcome to come down and visit the garden – you can take a seat, take in some fresh air and learn all about the importance of biodiversity.