Community gardening

Our community gardening activities focus on bringing people together to help each other grow, learn and feel closer to the natural world: Connect, grow, enjoy!

We are currently running two types of community gardening session:

  • Activity Sundays (usually on the last Sunday of the month)
  • Garden Club (weekly on a Friday morning 10am-12oclock)

To join in:

  • for Activity Sundays just turn up on the day, accompanied children are very welcome – to find out when the next one is, check out our What’s On page.
  • for Garden Club please contact us to enrol

What to wear:

  • Come in old clothes appropriate for the season, and suitable footwear.
  • We advise you to bring your own gardening gloves, especially with children, so that they fit well and allow the wearer to use the tools provided safely and comfortably. We do have a selection of gloves for general use if you don’t have your own.
  • A waterproof may be occasionally needed and sunscreen is essential when working outside from March to October.
  • It’s a good idea also to protect your head and neck from the sun in hot weather.

We provide tools, guidance, hot and cold drinks, biscuits, first aid support and a friendly atmosphere. To find out more please contact Liz McElroy on [email protected]

You can find our current Health and Safety information poster here

Past volunteer activities have included:

  • willow weaving
  • planting a wildlife hedge
  • mosaic making
  • learning about bats
  • creating an earth sculpture
  • all about composting
  • creating an orchard
  • fruit pruning
  • mural painting
  • wildflower planting
  • creating a sensory garden
  • scrap sculpture
  • drought resistant planting for sunny and shady sites
  • bird and bat box making
  • bulb planting
  • pond dipping