We’re open for community gardening every Sunday and Wednesday from 11am-3pm* – so do join us. There’s always a range of jobs to suit all – from digging to seed-sowing to making tea. New volunteers are always welcome! You do not need to have gardened before, you will be shown what to do, but you must be able to work without constant supervision and to be able to take reasonable care for your health and safety. For everyone’s safety, vulnerable adults, children, and young people under the age of 18, can only attend the garden with a parent or carer. Our full safeguarding policy can be found on Our Policies page.
*These hours may vary during December & January.
What should you expect?
Our community gardening sessions are an excellent way to learn about growing your own fruit and vegetables, at the same time as enjoying the fresh air. The main garden is managed communally so everyone helps to care for the whole garden. We have different areas for different kinds of plants including rotation beds for annual vegetable, a heritage fruit garden, edible hedge plants, and a herb garden.
There are always general garden jobs such as watering, weeding and seed-sowing. If you are unable to undertake gardening, but would like to make tea or help keep the garden tidy, then you are also very welcome.
In addition, we work on longer-term projects, which needs the help of volunteers. We attract a range of volunteers from the local area so the community sessions are also a great way to meet people with similar interests and share ideas about gardening. We provide tea and biscuits to share.
Bringing a group to the garden
If you would like to organise a corporate volunteer session or any group volunteer session or guided visits for groups who are interested in coming to the garden – get in touch for more details.