Shipley Woodside Community Garden

The site of our 1.5 acre Community Garden is a disused playing field and is only 200 yards from the Pit Lane entrance on Hassock Lane South.

Volunteers will benefit from sharing knowledge of growing sustainable organic food and making healthy meals, caring for our environment, socialising and making new friends. Our aim is for any surplus food to be shared and donated to a local food bank and we also put produce into our Veg on the Hedge planter under the notice board for passers-by to help themselves to.

Our plans including adding a wildflower meadow, sensory garden, new hedgerow, forest garden, raised beds, large polytunnel, natural play area for children, a shelter, which enable us to hold more events at the garden and a wildlife pond to attract wildlife and promote biodiversity.

We would love to welcome members of the community anytime between 1 pm – 4 pm on Wednesdays and 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday mornings . Come down and join us, refreshments are provided and you will always be met by friendly faces and enthusiasm. You can contact us here to find out more information on volunteering at the Community Garden.

*COVID-19 UPDATE November 2020* unfortunately the Garden is closed to the public. We will open up again as soon as this is permitted.

Until then, check out the progress we have made just one year of being on site by watching this lovely video and our special edition Newsletter which goes into more detail about how we have achieved the different projects and used permaculture and sustainable practices.

Why not subscribe to receive our monthly Newsletter and get all the latest news from the Community Garden, SEAG and eco news. We also regularly share useful guides and resources on sustainable living.

Recent activity….

  • November 2020 at the Community Garden
    This month has seen the ground cleared and prepared ready for more raised beds to be made. One of our volunteers has kindly donated a real Christmas Tree and volunteers have been digging a huge hole, which will hold an IBC to collect the rainwater run off from the polytunnel. Planting and […]
  • October 2020 at the Community Garden
    This month has seen the Sensory Garden show off its Autumn colours, the Polytunnel cover has gone on, planting has continued in the Food Forest, the planting area around the Children’s Pond has been expanded and planted and we launched ‘Veg on the Hedge’. We say a special thank you to our […]
  • September 2020 at the Community Garden
    A number of the regular volunteers have been on their holidays this month, so we haven’t had the normal numbers but as usual, all the volunteers have been working hard and socially distanced on various projects. We also welcomed the wonderful Gardener Steve broadcasting live for Erewash Sound’s Saturday Lunch and Gardening […]
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