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).
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.
Cook and Eat sessions – 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 sessions with donations welcome towards ingredients.
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:
Latest News from the Gardens can be found on the blog page of our website on this link: Latest News
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
Winter wreath making sessions – We are running two sessions this year, Saturday December 2nd and another on 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). It’s £22 a place (£8 concessions), places can be booked by contacting the gardens or via eventbrite on these links: