Empty Common Community Garden

Welcome to the Empty Common Community Garden page!

When to find us

We meet most Sunday mornings at 10:30am for a couple of hours in the garden.

Where to find us

Map here.

Contact us

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

CHECK OUT OUR BLOG

Check out what we get up to at http://emptycommongarden.blogspot.co.uk/

the story from the garden

Here in the garden we have a lot going on...

...there are seedlings in our toasty polytunnel,...

...a shed with a green roof (put up by volunteers)...

...and even a shady pond teeming with life!

Come and explore for yourself!

About the project!

The Community Garden started 4 years ago when the local council wanted something done with a boggy, weedy patch of land near the Botanic Gardens. A Transition volunteer agreed to help design a community garden that aims to be ecologically sound and run on organic permaculture principles.

Today, Empty Common Community Garden boasts a variety of crops, wheel-chair accessible raised beds, a poly-tunnel, pond, forest garden, wildlife habitat boosters and much more. Volunteers meet on Sunday mornings (10.30am) to chat and garden together and can range in number (from 14 on a summer's day to 6 hardy gardeners in winter), skill and background.

It is a great place to relax, play or socialise. Experienced gardeners and novices alike can learn and practice their gardening skills. All are welcome to come along and get involved!