The Meadows Community Garden

A place where people and nature connect

Tucked away behind our community hub, lies an oasis of calm and tranquillity. Nestled between the metro line and the rear of our centre is five acres of land which has all sorts of interesting areas to enjoy.

The garden is a special place where our community and nature connect. It features a number of polytunnels, raised beds and fruit trees where we grow a variety of organic fruit and veg.  It is also a hub for outdoor learning and we deliver alternative education programmes and offer support to anyone in need. We base our support around the uniqueness of each individual and create a culture where staff, volunteers, students and clients work shoulder to shoulder.

We’re passionate about protecting our environment and are constantly looking for ways to enhance our habitat for local wildlife. We have established beehives, a wildlife pond, native hedgerows and hope to plant more trees in the near future.

Could you help us grow?

We are in the process of redesigning our garden, taking the principles of Permaculture to make it beautiful place where people and nature flourish.  The garden is managed by our Gardener, Andy, and a small staff team and a number of amazing volunteers. There’s always lots to do so whether you’re an experienced gardener, or someone who just wants to get stuck in and give it a try, please do come and join us. To read more about our amazing garden, please read our Meadows Blog. To find out how you can get involved, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Megan by emailing her at: [email protected]

"Before I came here I didn't really speak to anyone, I was feeling lonely and suffering from physical and mental ill-health. That's all changed, I come here and feel useful and get a chance to speak to other people. It's made a huge difference to me."

Stephen, Volunteer