There is a Calendar of events and activities at the Community Gardens on the current activities page of our website

You can drop into the Community Gardens at any point during our opening hours to have a look around and to buy our organic produce.   You don’t have to buy anything or be taking part in a specific activity to visit, you’re really welcome to come and look around, there’s always lots to see.  We have lots of outside seats if you want to bring a drink / food – it’s a really calm place to unwind.

We have volunteering sessions at several points during the week and various different activities, groups and seasonal workshops as well as bigger community events (when we can do these).

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Current weekly activities include:

Volunteering sessions -Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday  All sessions are either 10-12 or 1-3      Phone us on 0115 9867777 to arrange your first session.

Lunch Club – every Tuesday, lunch served at 11.45am.   We have revamped our Cook & Eat session so that more people can enjoy a wonderful meal together using seasonal food from the gardens.   If you would like to join us for lunch phone the Gardens on 0115 986 7777   (by 4pm on Saturdays) to book your place so we know how many to cater for.  We ask for a £2 donation if you can afford it. Talk to a member of staff if this would be difficult. All welcome!

Kids Club – Thursdays 3.15 – 5pm, free after school sessions, contact the gardens to enquire about places.

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.

Family sessions – Saturdays 10.30am – 1pm,    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 sessions for children and their families (adults must stay with children), no need to book, drop in.   Donations welcome towards refreshments and resources.

Other events, activities, workshops and drop in sessions: 

We run lots of different activities and events on site and also in the local community – details are on our Facebook page as well as in the latest news section of this website.

Latest News from the Gardens can be found on the blog page of our website on this link:   Latest News  

Evening yoga classes are starting again from Monday May 6th.
A block of six sessions will be starting on Monday evenings at 6.30pm from 6th May.   £5 per session.   Mixed abilities and beginners welcome.
To book a place, please message Ann at
SPLENDID! Saturday July 13th – Join us for our summer event and 20th Birthday celebration, 12-4,  there’ll be live music, food, activities and a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the community gardens in full summer glory.

What’s On At The Gardens…

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

Family Sessions

We have weekly family sessions running, Saturdays 10.30am – 1.00pm

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

Spring is a hive of activity at the gardens, seedlings are all around, young plants are being hardened off outside in a set of cold frames and some plants are ready to harvest for food such as chard and spinach.

Birds are busy with nests in the hedgerows, pollinating insects are busy on flowers such as alliums, dandelions and daisies and the longer daylight hours feel very welcome.

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.


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 – 4pm
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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