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, ‘Shedquarters’, which will 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 (summer months only) 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 about volunteering at the Community Garden.

You can also follow the Community Garden on Facebook here.


Check out the progress we made in the first 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.

Thanks to the Severn Trent Community Fund for their funding for the Wildlife Pond and Shedquarters. Also to Long Eaton Sheds for their generosity and community spirit which has provided the community with such a fantastic, quality meeting space in Shedquarters to use for talks, workshops and bringing people together.

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Recent activity….

  • Greenfolk Festival
    Back for a second year, the Community Garden hosted its second Greenfolk Festival.
  • Community Garden hosts first Dog Show with Yappy Ever After Rescue Charity
    Yes we know a Dog Show is not the first event you think of taking place in a Community Garden but when you have neighbours so passionate about dogs and whose own dogs considered the field their home long before it was a Community Garden, who are we to say no! The […]
  • Easter Egg Hunt
    On the 16th April, the Community Garden hosted a free family day including an Easter Egg hunt and craft activities for children. The weather couldn’t have been any better and it was a fantastic turnout. Volunteers had just as much as fun especially our Jude dressed up in the Bunny outfit – […]
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