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 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, all whilst doing something worthwhile.

The field is almost one acre in size. An attractive entrance of herb beds and herbaceous borders welcome you, with structured rows of fruit and vegetables across the field. Our potting shed is down near the entrance, and also acts as the reception and farm shop where we have freshly picked produce for sale during our opening hours. The field is surrounded by hedgerow and mature trees with newly developed wildlife areas which are pollinator-friendly and provide a range of habitats for amphibians, small mammals, and more. We also have a bushcraft zone, where exciting classes are regularly held in the open air, using local materials where possible.

Our produce is also available to buy from Tina at our local zero-waste shop, A Longer Table CIC, on the High Street. An important part of what we are doing is making good food available to everyone. When we have produce available, volunteers are offered a portion of fruit, veg, herbs and flowers to take away with them.

We want 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.

The Kirriemuir Community Garden at St. Mary’s Field is one year old! Watch this short video to find out more about what we do, and how you can get involved – everyone is welcome!

To all of those who support our growing community – thank you!!

I want to volunteer at the Community Garden!

New volunteers are always welcome at the 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

To find out more you can contact us by Facebook messenger, by emailing kirriecommunitygarden@gmail.com, or giving Ruth a call on 07496 664588.

Are you worried about Covid-19?

We are very mindful of social distancing where possible, and ask that people wear masks when appropriate. The potting shed and polytunnel are kept well ventilated. We have tools for sharing on site, or you are welcome to bring your own. Hand sanitiser and a disinfectant spray is also provided to minimise the risk of transmission. You can find our risk assessment here.

You are also welcome to bring along a flask and stop for a cuppa, a blether and a sit down… our composting toilet is now fully operational!

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.