Let’s grow together…

@ St. Mary's Field

A space where our local community can explore new ideas, learn and share. 

What’s the Community Garden at St. Mary’s Field all about?

We want the Kirriemuir Community Garden to be a place where everyone feels welcome and valued. The garden has a number of functions: we are sharing skills, getting out and working as part of a team in the fresh air, and making food grown in the heart of Kirrie available to everyone. Our aim is to provide a space where our local community can explore new ideas, learn traditional techniques, share skills, and have a good day out, whilst doing something worthwhile.

The field is almost one acre in size. There is still a lot of work to do but we are making such good progress with an attractive entrance, herb beds and a herbaceous border being developed on the approach to the field, and structured rows of fruit and vegetables taking shape across the field. The field is surrounded by hedgerow and mature trees and we are developing wildlife areas which are pollinator-friendly and provide a range of habitats for amphibians, small mammals, and more. We have a bushcraft zone, where exciting classes will be held in the open air, using local materials where possible.

What else is planned for the field?

The path to the field is a wee bit steep so we have plans for a mobility access area on the more level area near the entrance. Our potting shed is down near the entrance and will also act as the reception and farm shop when we have produce ready for sale. Produce will also be available to buy from our local zero waste Community Interest Company (CIC), ‘A Longer Table’ on the High Street. An important part of what we are doing is making good food available to everyone. Once the food, flowers, and herbs are ready to be picked, anyone volunteering will be offered fresh produce in return for their labour.

We work to make sure the community garden is an inclusive space, in keeping with the philosophy ‘everyone is equal on the field’ and we are very pleased to welcome volunteers from all walks of life to the garden.

St. Mary's Field Community Garden

I want to volunteer at the Community Garden!

New volunteers are always welcome to help out at The Kirriemuir Community Garden. Our current session times are below, but please check out our Facebook page in case of any last minute changes. If you just want to come along and have a nosey and a chat, that’s fine too!

  • Monday: 10am – 12noon
  • Wednesday: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 1pm

Please feel free to call Ruth on 07496 664588, or email kirriecommunitygarden@gmail.com to find out more.

Are you worried about Covid-19 restrictions?

Covid restrictions allow for us to work on food production, but we are very mindful of 2 metre distancing, and ask that people wear masks when appropriate. Some folk come along in their ‘bubbles’ and so, can work in closer proximity.

The potting shed and polytunnel are kept well ventilated. We do have some tools for sharing on site. A disinfectant solution is provided and all shared equipment and surfaces are disinfected before and after use.

You are welcome to bring along a flask and stop for a cuppa and socially-distanced blether and a sit down… although our composting toilet isn’t plumbed in yet, so enjoy your beverages mindfully!

We would love to welcome you at St. Mary’s Field!

St. Mary's Field Entrance

An update from the Garden…

We want to make gardening accessible to everyone!

Ruth, Sustainable Kirriemuir

Community Member

I am loving watching all the progress so far with the Community Garden. It’s wonderful to have a sustainable area for locals to grow their own veg and enjoy the fruits of their labours too.

Anonymous, Facebook User

Facebook follower

The Community Garden is looking amazing!

Anonymous, Facebook User

Time is short and the solutions are simple.

Get in touch

Together we can make good choices and live better, join Sustainable Kirriemuir!

If you would like to know more about what we are doing please get in touch. We are always looking for new members to join our organisation. If you have particular knowledge around climate change issues, or growing, making and mending skills you’d like to share, or just want to know more, we want to hear from you. Everyone is welcome, together we can make a difference.