Friendly community garden open every Monday and Friday to anyone who would like to grow fruit, vegetables and flowers, participate in construction and maintenance projects and enjoy the garden as a peaceful and welcoming place. We manage the site organically, incorporate permaculture principles and try to reuse and repurpose objects. Protecting and encouraging wildlife is important; Allens Cross has wild areas as well as an apiary and a bee education centre, in which primary schools are invited to visit and learn more about the importance of protecting pollinator species. No membership or experience required. Hot drinks and biscuits provided. The harvest is shared at the end of the day.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Community recycling/composting, Play activities, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Mondays & Fridays 10am - 3pm
Allens Cross Community Garden is tucked away behind Allens Cross Community Centre. Turn along the drive for the community centre and follow into the car park. The garden is on the right-hand side.
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...
Popular picture book character Stick Man is teaming up with local community groups across the UK to encourage urban children to get outdoors and explore the natural world. Fun-filled activity trails have been opened at five community growing sites...
Social Farms & Gardens is delighted to announce that Care Farming Development Manager Dr Rachel Bragg has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours for services to academia and Green Care - congratulations Rachel!
Rachel has been a...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact and we want to ensure we support our members, as we look forward to moving out of this difficult time.
We’ve developed a short survey that builds on the one we ran in April/May 2020, and...
'The Resilience of the Community Growing Sector in Northern Ireland' Report has been published this week and is now available to view.
The report was completed by Social Farms & Gardens in June 2020 during the Covid 19 pandemic...
We are delighted to announce that Social Farms & Gardens has been selected to lead the 'Growing Care Farming' Project.
This project is part of the £10m Children and Nature Programme being supported by Defra, funded by the Department of Education...