Come On Down…

We really look forward to welcoming you to the community gardens, you can visit anytime we are open – there’s plenty of outside space here and lots of seats if you wish to bring a picnic / drink.    We are running some specific activities but you don’t need to be taking part in an activity or buying produce to visit: we welcome everyone who would like to come and have a walk around the garden or to sit and enjoy the peace and calm here.

As covid restrictions have eased from July 19th, we are aware of the different needs of our users, volunteers, visitors and staff and we kindly ask everyone visiting the gardens to be mindful of each other so that we can keep offering a safe, friendly, welcoming and secure space for everyone.    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 July 2021:

We have a wonderful outside space for exploring and plenty of seats outside.  The building, poly tunnel, tandoor shelter and shed areas are staff access only at the moment.   We have hand-washing facilities at the gate.

Although the rules around social distancing and group sizes are changing from July 19th, we want to ensure that all of our users, volunteers and staff continue to feel safe and secure here.  We will continue to be mindful of everyone’s needs and we aim to keep the community gardens as a welcoming, safe and accessible place for all.  We are incredibly grateful to everyone for their continued support and care.

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

Thank you again for your support and understanding.

The following regular sessions are running weekly:  

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday  Volunteering

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.

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

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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.

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

We have 2 different family sessions running each week here, Saturdays 11 – 12.30 and Wednesday 12.30 – 1.30.

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 summer months we are really busy, the growing season is at its height and there’s so much to be done.

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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