Community growing thrives in the West Country, not just in the obvious urban areas like Bristol, Exeter, Bath and Plymouth, but also in more rural areas like Cornwall. Use this page to stay up to date with what's happening near you.

See below for a map view or list of Social Farms & Gardens members in this region, as well as local news, events and case studies. There are also lots of useful information resources available for social farmers, gardeners and growers on our Resources page.  

If you are looking for members that offer commissioned health, social care or special education services (such as care farms), please follow this link.


South West England

South West England

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Where to start the search. This can be an address, city or postcode. If searching in London, try "London N1" instead of "N1".
City / County City / Suburb Contact ID
5 Rivers Community Garden Salisbury Salisbury 75396
A Kind of Magic Animal Centre CIC Newton Abbot Newton Abbot 68250
able2achieve Yeovil Yeovil 73444
Age UK Gloucestershire Gloucester Gloucester 72446
Alice Park Community Garden Bath Bath 47217
Alive Activities Bristol Bristol 51862
Alliance Homes Group Portishead Portishead 64035
Apple Tree Farm Services Umberleigh Umberleigh 65686
Ardagh Community Trust Bristol Bristol 66445
ARK at Egwood CIC Merriott Merriott 67811
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust Community Garden Bristol Bristol 65975
Ash Tree Meadow Cheddar Cheddar 75344

Latest news

The independent evaluation of NI’s Growing Resilience: Digging Deeper Project 2019 – 2024

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund has been published. This 5-year project has established community-growing networks throughout NI based on:


SF&G are delighted that in 2024 we will once again be partnering with the Hilden Charitable Fund to award Children’s Summer Activity Grants to our members, helping to get children learning and playing in nature this summer. 

Last year we supported 26 SF&G members with grants of up...

Upcoming events

Online, accessible anytime 

An online course for new and established care farmers. Take a detailed look at care farming and developing good practice on your farm.


10th September - 26th November 2024, online.

Unique course from Growing Connections to train and support community garden managers.


What needs planning permission?


Where: Online

When: Thursday 1st August, 4.00pm - 5.00pm


Useful Case Studies

Welcoming children from cities and disadvantaged communities into the heart of the British Countryside.

Chyan Community Field, an organic forest farm with community access, has been running since 2002. In that time, the group have transformed a disused, over-grown 2.2 acre Cornish field into a shining example of vegan organic growing, wildlife gardening...

A forgotten and derelict space on North Street in Bedminster has been turned into a community 'pocket park'.