Come On Down…

During this third lockdown period (January 2021) we are able to keep the outside spaces at the community gardens open for people to visit as part of their local daily exercise.   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 

Help shape our future!  We are also busy  gathering input from our users and local residents to help us formulate our plans for the next phase of our work – you can add your thoughts by following this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DM8JWPM

Covid 19 update:

Update as of January 2021: 

During this third lockdown period we are able to keep much of the site open for people to visit as part of their local daily exercise and we know how vital it is to have access to time in nature and to be in uplifting outside spaces.  Most of our outside space is open but the building, poly tunnel and tandoor shelter are closed and the activity sessions we run are halted during this period – but we will be sharing lots of ideas on our social media and on You Tube.

We are open 12-4 Tues-Fri and 10-4 on a Saturday.   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 was last updated January 2021 and is available to read and download here meadows community gardens risk assessment covid measures updated january 9th 2021.docx

Our Volunteering sessions have started again:

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday  Volunteering

Our after school Kids Club is on hold during this third lockdown period.  Normally the group meets every Thursday, 3.15 – 5pm AMC Kids Club Outdoor Play for 5-13 year olds

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/

Tales Under Trees new weekly Saturday family sessions to share stories and seasonal activities, drop in between 11am and 1pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1558505767651863/

Special Events and Workshops

Our smaller workshops and activity sessions are on hold at the moment, as are our bigger community events.  We are looking at lots of different ways we can share the site, share ideas and get people involved in activities.

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.

Cycling

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

Most of our activity in this winter month is repairs and maintenance for the spring and summer ahead.

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 (1 April to 30 September)
Tuesday 12noon – 6pm
Wednesday 12noon – 6pm
Thursday 12noon – 6pm
Friday 12noon – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday, Monday and Bank holidays – Closed to public

Winter (1 October to 31 March)
Tuesday – Friday 12noon – 4pm

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

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