Empty Common Community Garden & Meeting Hut

What we do

We are a well-established community garden run on ecologically sound, organic principles. The garden allows gardening experiences for all ages and abilities and is a space where people can also relax, play, and socialise. There are a variety of types of garden beds and techniques being used. Our core ethos is that of permaculture: Earth Care, People Care, Fair Shares. We aim to learn, teach, experiment, and grow together.

NEW: Permaculture Trail around the garden

Come along to try out our new Permaculture Trail and learn about how the garden has been designed to create a beautiful and productive space for humans and nature!

What we we have

  • Wheelchair-accessible raised beds.
  • Hugelkultur bed.
  • Vegetable beds.
  • Two areas of forest garden.
  • Flower beds
  • Hazel and Spring flower copse
  • Wildlife area
  • Observational bee hive.
  • Large Polytunnel
  • Green roofed shed
  • Camp fire space
  • Compost toilet
  • Good compost, liquid manure making and mulch storage facilities
  • Lovely seating areas
  • A relaxing shady pond corner
  • A fantastic new meeting/tea hut.

Where to find us

We are at the end of Empty Common Allotments, which are accessed via a gate on the corner of Brooklands Ave and Trumpington Road, which is close to the Cambridge Botanic Gardens. You can see a map here.

When to find us

There is generally a group of us in the garden on Sunday mornings from 10.30 am to 12.30 or later, and people are also coming and going during the week - you don't even have to garden just come and enjoy the space!

Contact us for more information

If you want to know more, or come and join us, call Charlotte on 07752 143 683 or email Charlotte here.

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