Welcome to the Secret Garden behind Bobber's Mill in Nottingham

Welcome to Windmill Community Gardens, home of the Climate Friendly Gardeners Project.

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, 24 January 2011

All About Windmill Gardens and the Climate Friendly Gardeners Project

Windmill Gardens is literally a secret garden. We're hidden away behind Bobber's Mill in the heart of Nottingham, nestling behind the Speedo Factory, next to the railway line. The Gardens have been around for a while, but fell into disuse until last year when a very enthusiastic volunteer took them under his wing in 2010(thanks Ron!). This year, 2011, we have managed to get funding to help completely revamp the area as part of the "Climate Friendly Gardeners" project, and now all the main re-landscaping has been done, we can start using it. We're aiming to run the site in a really environmentally friendly way, and we want to use the site to help people succeed in growing fruit and vegetables in a changing climate.

We will be doing all kinds of activities on the site. As well as gardening, there will be plenty of woodwork, craft activities and of course, cooking what we grow - we'll be creating a clay oven to help us do that!

If you are interested in finding out more, we'd love to have you along. At the moment our main volunteer days are Wednesday and Thursday. Call 0115 9788212 and ask for Claire or Tracey to find out more.

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