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...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 00:00 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 00:00
Applications are now open for this year's European Gardeniser Pro Online Training Course
If you work within the community gardening or farming sector and want to broaden your skills, this comprehensive course could be just what you are looking for...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:00 to Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:00
How to Use Zoom, Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams for Environmental Education
SF&G London, the London City Farms and Community Gardens Association, and the London Environmental Educators Forum (LEEF) are proud to offer this bespoke training...
'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...
Social Farms & Gardens FIRST EVER #CityFarmDay on BBC Breakfast
This morning, Amber from Social Farms & Gardens featured on BBC Breakfast live from Vauxhall City Farm and chatted all...
A major new report shows compelling evidence that the ‘green care’ offered by many Federation of City Farm and Community Gardens members can help people with mental ill-health and contributes to a reduction in levels of anxiety, stress and...
With more and more people interested in and participating in food production, and with growing at home at an all-time high due to COVID-19, now is a great time for small horticultural businesses to expand their ventures.
To help grow smaller edible...