In the spring, our Parent and Toddler group enjoy gardening classes that are tailored for the little ones and suitable for parents to do at home as well. Our afterschool children love the garden, it’s a space to do chalk drawings on walls, to mess with the mud kitchen and make potions from the leaves of plants.
The garden has a mix of both edible and flowering plants with Easter lilies in full bloom in early summer and raspberry bushes dripping with fruit in the autumn. Our aim for the garden is to increase awareness of nutrition, healthy food and sustainable gardening practices. Our community gain these skills under the direction of our gardening tutor. We run weekly classes in basic gardening throughout the spring and summer months. Our garden has bug motels and composting facilities to support and have a positive impact on environment.
Our men’s shed group support the Community Garden group in maintaining the raised beds and the garden in general, keeping the weeds at bay and the creepers in check.
The community garden is a wonderful venue for outdoor tea parties for the older community. It is a great space for a good auld sing song over a cuppa and cucumber sandwich under the parasols.