Come On Down…

As covid restrictions start to gently ease we are able to start running some activities on site and to actively welcome people back to the gardens.

We kindly ask everyone to follow all the guidelines around distancing and only being with your household / bubble; we want to keep the site open and keep everything safe for our volunteers, visitors and staff.  Huge thanks to everyone for their understanding and support.

You can also find us on our You Tube channel here 

Covid 19 update:

Update as of May 2021: 

As the covid restrictions start to gently ease we are really pleased that we can offer a few more activities and opportunities at the gardens (see below).

Our outside space is open for people to come along and explore and enjoy any time during our opening hours and you are welcome to bring a picnic and sit and enjoy the space.  Our building, poly tunnel and tandoor shelter remain closed at the moment.

We are really pleased to be able to start up some of our activities again now – and we will also continue to share ideas on our social media and on You Tube.

We ask everyone to follow the government rules around distancing and only being with your household / bubble.  There are hand-washing facilities at our gate and we have quite a lot of space here for you to explore.  

We will also continue to offer sales by phone order and arranged collection slots.

More updates will follow if things need to change – thank you again for your support and understanding.

Our covid safety risk assessment is available to read and download here meadows community gardens risk assessment covid measures updated january 9th 2021.docx

Some of our regular sessions have been able to resume: 

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday  Volunteering

Our after school Kids Club has been able to start up again, the group 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.

Saturday Family Sessions are starting weekly from May 8th, 11 – 12.30 (further details on our facebook page).

Stay and Play at the Gardens starting Wednesday May 12th 12.30 – 1.30 (further details on our facebook page).

The following activities are still on hold at the moment:

Every Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-3pm Tandoor Oven Available to hire £5 per session. Bring your own dough

Cook and Eat, every Tuesday 11am – 1pm.   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.

Evening Yoga at AMC Gardens every Monday evening, 2 different classes, one at 6-7pm and the other at 7.30-8.30pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/353246158807759/

Special Events and Workshops

We are delighted that we can now start to run some smaller activities and workshops; our bigger community events have to remain on hold for now and we will update here and on social media as soon as things change.

Community Picnic – Saturday July 3rd.    A wonderful opportunity to bring a picnic, relax and enjoy the community gardens and connect with other local people.   Times and details to follow, places will need to be booked so as numbers will be limited.   Further information on our facebook page. 

We have been adding some activity ideas to our You Tube channel on this link. 

What’s On At The Gardens…

Find out more about some of the services that we offer.

Family Sessions

Ridewise run some sessions here including guided bike rides, cycle maintenance and build a bike sessions.

Kid’s Club

Every Thursday we run Kid’s Club on the gardens, offering creative and physical play activities in a fun and friendly atmosphere for 5-13 year olds.

In the Garden Now

In the spring months we are really busy as the growing season gets well underway.

Tandoor and Cob Oven

Our traditional tandoor oven is housed within our community built strawbale building. The tandoor is open for local people to come and make their breads each week.

We have also recently built a cob (clay) pizza oven and as well as using this for our own events it can be made available for private hire.

Venue Hire

Our lovely garden room as well as our community garden and polytunnel make a great alternative venue for meetings, training days, workshops or exercise classes.

Volunteering

Hundreds of people volunteer at AMC Gardens each year. We are run by a committee of management volunteers who are elected by our local members. As well as our regular gardening volunteers, we have publicity volunteers and events volunteers. From performing at shows, to running a raffle or feeding the hens, volunteers have a tremendous variety of roles.

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Opening Times

Summer (May to September)
Tuesday 12noon – 4pm
Wednesday 12noon – 6pm
Thursday 12noon – 6pm
Friday 12noon – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday, Monday and Bank holidays – Closed to public

Winter (October to April)
Tuesday – Friday 12noon – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday, Monday and Bank holidays – Closed to public

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