The creation of a new community gardening group for those who are interested.

Are you interested in gardening? Do you have a passion for making things bloom? Would you like to be involved in setting up a community gardening group? Whether it's greening a local area, starting a food growing project or conserving an area for wildlife, community gardening can have a huge impact for both people and places.

Why garden in our community?

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, community gardening is a great way to connect with others and improve the place where we live. If you don’t have a garden to call your own, community gardening means you can share the benefits of tending a green space, while helping others and the environment.

Benefits for our community:

• Pride of place: public spaces improved by the people that use them allows a sense of ownership and shared learning – for lasting benefit.

• Greener surrounds: more gardens mean a cleaner and greener place to live and visit.

• A healthier environment: attracting wildlife with plants could help to boost local biodiversity and tackle air pollution.

• Transformation: Community garden projects can regenerate run-down areas and boost the local economy.

• Safer streets: Cleaner, greener environments have been linked to lower crime rates and reduced anti-social behaviour.

• Healthier communities: Local food growing can help people make better eating choices, while green exercise is linked to better mental and physical health.

What next?

If this interests you then I would very much like to hear from you. Please email me, marked for the attention of Deborah Croyle, at

Published: Monday, 1st June 2020