Community Garden Spring Open Day

The staff and volunteers were so pleased to welcome so many new faces to the field on our Spring Open Day. They had cooked up a fabulous selection of cakes that were enjoyed by all, a fantastic amount of them rhubarb themed, as we celebrated the abundance of rhubarb that we have grown this year!

We had purple sprouting broccoli for sale and bunches of rhubarb (there’s still more to go if you fancy making some crumble or cordial!). Lots more produce will be available to buy directly from the garden in the coming months so look out for an update on that soon!

A Space for Everyone

The volunteers took the opportunity to show off their hard work around different areas of the garden while the kids got hands on planting up alpines with our fantastically floral volunteer Margaret. We got stuck in to our regular jobs making more ‘no dig beds’ and getting the poly-tunnel ready for planting!

We have plans to make the Community Garden more family-friendly, so we took the opportunity of the Open Day to make a start on a (rudimentary!) children’s play area, with some sticks, a blackboard and a potion making zone; that’s all kids need…right!? It was wonderful to see it getting used by so many families. We were so busy we forgot to stop and take more photos! If you were there, and have any photos, please send them to us at

Our fantastic Community Engagement Officer, Jenny, was boiling up the Kelly kettle making sure we had lots of cups of tea and greeting visitors as they arrived. Jenny also brought with her a beautiful display board with all of her illustrations and embroidery to advertise our upcoming Create in Nature sessions that are planned in for over the summer months, and our Friday Sewcials!

Anyone is welcome to come and visit during our opening times to buy produce, have a wander round, dig up some docs or sit and enjoy the flowers! Sometimes we have to close early, or take a short break, so if you’re making a special trip, please contact us beforehand to make sure we have the gates open for you!

Discovering hedgehog scat under a moody sky.

Fancy getting your hands dirty at our Community Garden?

We have regular open gardening sessions where we welcome anyone from the local community to stop by and get stuck in. Fresh air, good company and making a difference in the community, what’s not to love? You can find out more about our open sessions here.