The Supershed is Officially Open!
Welcome to the Secret Garden behind Bobber's Mill in Nottingham
We are a group of local people, helped by Groundwork Greater Nottingham, who are resurrecting a wonderful community garden in the heart of the city. You'll find us at the South end of Ascot Road, near Collins Cash and Carry. The Gardens are a great place where anyone can come to find out more about growing their own food in a changing climate. We cater for all abilities and welcome any nationality or age group.
Why not come and join us?
Monday, 2 May 2022
Monday, 7 February 2022
February at Windmill Gardens
Fortunately the man who rents the allotment on the other side of the hedge is a professional hedge cutter, so we hope that he will fell and cut back some of the trees on the other side, which are blocking the sunlight. The pond and bog garden have been full of water for about two months, so should make a good home for wildlife. We are still in the planning stages for planting, but we are collecting bricks for raised beds. We are also preparing the top corner for a grass area and performance space. The corner where the shed is, is going to be used by Growing Forward, Clare and Vic's mental health support project. It will provide a safe space for their clients.
Monday, 6 December 2021
Mashua, along with Yacon and Oca are all edible tubers, once grown by the Inca's. We planted all three at Windmill this year, but only the Mashua survived. We fear that the other two might have been weeded out by over zealous gardeners. The Yacon has a plant that looks a similar to a Dahlia and the tubers are long and brown. The Oca plant has a lot of trefoil leaves that spread across the ground and smaller white and red tubers. The Mashua grows upwards and has leaves, a bit like a Nasturtium, but smaller and more "frilly". The flowers are small and yellowy orange, and the tubers are mainly white and quite small. The taste is like a strong radish. They can be eaten raw, but I prefer them in a stir fry as the taste mellows.
Rosie Jarrett 6.12.2021
Thursday, 25 November 2021
Our new meeting shed!
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Pumpkin Celebration day is coming soon!
Please join us for fun activities, good food and a chance to use our specialised carving tools to create your own carved masterpiece. There are prizes for the best ones, and for the largest and the strangest pumpkins and squashes that turn up. There will also be games and crafts and lovely pumpkin food to taste and apple pressing as well! We'll have our Spooky woods set up to look around if you dare, with a cosy story telling hut with one of the Nottingham Story Tellers on hand to entertain you.
We will be mostly outside, with canopies to shelter under if it's wet, so we'll hopefully be quite Covid safe, but if you aim to carve in the polytunnel, we hope adults will consider wearing a mask.
See you there!
Sunday, 15 August 2021
Some people have been telling us they would like to be able to drop in to Windmill a bit later, so we're staying open until 6pm for the next 3 Thursdays - 26th August, 2nd September and 9th September.