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

Cook and Eat sessions – Tuesday 11am – 1pm, free sessions for adults to cook a meal from scratch and share it together, booking required, free sessions with donations welcome towards ingredients.

Kids Club – Thursdays 3.15 – 5pm, free after school sessions, booking required (sessions are full at present).

Family sessions – Saturdays 11am – 1pm, with sessions extended until 3pm in school holidays.   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: 

Summer 2022:

Bike repair sessions, Saturdays August 13th, September 10th, September 24th, 10-12, drop in, free bike repairs, no need to book.

Tales Under Trees Summer sessions, Fridays August 12th, 19th, 26th, 2-3.30pm, free sessions for children and adults together, no need to book.

Prints with Plants. Lino printing at the gardens, Sunday August 14th , booking essential as places are limited.

ArtSpeak Friday August 26th 10.13-12.00

Autumn 2022:

September Community Event, September 3rd, 12-4pm, free family event

Autumn workshops, including pumpkin carving, details coming soon.

Winter 2022:

winter hedgerow wreath making sessions – details coming soon of workshops and kit collection.

Lantern making sessions will also be happening towards Light Night which takes place in February 2023.

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

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 11 – 12.30.

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

Summer is a really busy and vibrant time in the gardens several crops are ready for harvest and others are busy growing.   Summer flowers appear all over the gardens and the gardens are full of butterflies and other pollinating insects.  

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 – 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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