A community garden available to local schools, community and disabled groups. The purpose of the garden is to introduce groups and individuals to basic gardening and growing skills, the benefits of healthy eating and growing your own food.We have a second community allotment with our friends in the Blackfyne Allotment Association and in addition to that they themslves have set up a third community allotment on their site.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Play area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
The site is within the park itself ,behind the Park Lodge. Access by car is from Laburnum Avenue to the car park adjacent to Consett and Blackhill Park.
We are well served by buses : TH X45 Consett to Newcastle service, the V9 Chopwell to Consett service and the V3/V4 Circular route all pass the park gates.
In addition we are on an optional part of the C2C cycle route.
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Training and networking for care farmers
A programme of national and regional events offered by the Growing Care Farming project. The programme includes regular themed webinars, network meetings, training courses and launch events for those working...
Our monthly networking sessions are open to anyone involved in care farming and green care, regardless of where you live or what stage you're are at.
As it's not always possible to meet face-to-face at the moment, please do join us and say hello!
Our online gatherings are an member benefit that take place on first Thursday of each month. The events are part of SF&G's commitment to support networking and improve practice across the sector. A member of SF&G staff will...
Care farming for social care film
Our Growing Care Farming team have launched the second in of a series of films, created to show how care farming transforms people’s lives.
The second film in the series focuses...
'Tyfu Fyny' Wales Rural Development Programme Report published
Our 3-year Rural Development Programme funded project ‘Tyfu Fyny’ has now come to an end. It’s been a fantastic 3 years and during that time we have got to know the community growing...
Great news for the Social Farms & Gardens project ‘Growing Resilience’ this month, as additional funding from the lottery is confirmed. This important funding will enable the charity to expand the project, supporting even more community gardens...
We are delighted to welcome new members of staff to our London team: Richard Choksey and Talent Moyo, who join Amber and our freelance Community Grower Ellie.
Richard comes from a background in botanical horticulture and became involved in the...
Urban green spaces, including city farms and community gardens, are not being used enough to help people living with dementia and their carers, according to a new report from Natural England.
In one of the biggest surveys of its kind so far, people...