Established in 2001 Arkwright Meadows Community Garden is a thriving community project. The Gardens are a green oasis within walking distance of Nottingham City Centre. We are open to visitors throughout the week providing a place for relaxation and recreation.
We grow and sell organically grown fruit and vegetables, provide volunteering, education and training, deliver a wealth of community activities and offer meeting room hire
AMC Gardens is run by local people and provides the Meadows with a well loved resource which reflects and celebrates this vibrant and diverse community.
The Gardens site and buildings are fully wheelchair accessible.
0115 986 7777
Latest News from the Gardens is on the blog page of our website on this link: Latest News
You can drop into the Community Gardens anytime during our opening hours – everyone is welcome to come in, have a look around, bring a picnic (we’ve got lots of chairs outside) and explore. We sell our fresh organic produce all year round and have a selection of different seasonal produce on offer (produce changes all the time depending on what’s ripe and available – we keep a blackboard by the gate with updated information on of what’s on sale).
Our Warm Hub is up and running too – there’s cosy chairs in the foyer inside the building at the gardens and you are welcome to drop in, make yourself a warm drink and sit for a while. Pop in anytime during our opening hours.
The following regular sessions are running weekly:
Volunteering Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday All sessions are either 10-12 or 1-3 Phone us on 0115 9867777 to arrange your first session.
Cook and Eat, every Tuesday 10.30am – 12.30pm Come and learn some simple and healthy cooking skills with us, socialise and eat. We have limited spaces so please call ahead if you are planning on joining us, free to attend. Further details on our facebook page
Our after school Kids Club meets every Thursday, 3.15 – 5pm AMC Kids Club Outdoor Play for 5-13 year olds. Places free and numbers are limited, you can call the gardens to enquire about availability / waiting lists.
ArtSpeak every Friday 10.30-12.00 social group for the over 60s, get together and create artwork inspired by the Gardens, free to attend.
Saturday Family Sessions run every Saturday 10.30am – 1.00pm, Join us each Saturday for our friendly family sessions; children and their parents / carers together can explore nature, gardening, the seasons and many things that the community gardens has to offer. Free to attend there are further details on our Facebook page
Special Events and Workshops
Family drumming sessions – Thursdays 23rd and 30th November, 10.30 – 11.30am. Join the wonderful Jude for a lovely family session for pre school children full of drumming, singing and creativity. We are delighted to host a couple more of these sessions, it’s always a really lovely atmosphere. It’s free to attend.
We’ve got two winter wreath making sessions this year – Saturday December 2nd and Saturday December 9th, 1-3pm. Join us for a wonderful festive creative and calm afternoon making your own winter hedgerow wreath to take home. These sessions are always really lovely and such a great atmosphere. We’ll take you through the process of making a willow wreath base and will have lots of great gathered winter hedgerow foliage to use; everything is fully compostable afterwards (though your wreath base can be used again and again). You can book and pay via Eventbrite, it’s £22 (or £8 concessions).
Open Minds Nottingham run regular sessions here, there’s lots more information on their Facebook page on this kink
Tandoor Oven Available to hire, bring your own dough, contact us for more information.
Summer opening times:
(Closed Sunday and Monday)
Winter opening times:
(Closed Sunday and Monday)
We have a wonderful outside space for exploring and plenty of seats outside.
We will continue to offer sales by phone order and arranged collection slots.
Thank you again for your support and understanding.
- Art sessions at the gardens
- Children's activities
- Community events
- community gardens
- community spaces
- Cook and Eat
- Creative sessions
- Cut flowers
- Fresh Produce
- Gardening tasks
- history of the community gardens
- inside areas at the gardens
- Inspiration from plants
- Job opportunities at AMC gardens
- Light Night
- Mini plots
- music at the gardens
- Organic gardening
- Organic produce
- outdoor pizza oven
- Outreach work
- Recipes and cooking
- refill station at the gardens
- Saturday Family Sessions
- Sessions in the community
- staff and volunteers at the gardens
- Veg boxes
- warm hub
- wildlife pond
- zero waste products