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?

Friday, 22 March 2019

Our resident poet Stuart has written us a new poem to welcome Spring.


Spring

We adore the spring, such lovely weather. When blue sky and sun come out together. The blossom blooms, as do the flowers, And we may expect some April showers.

See chirping birds and buzzing bees. Feel the temperate air and gentle breeze. View the plants and trees, we see them greening And this is time for us all to start spring cleaning 

What a perfect time to be outside.To roam this our wonderful countryside.
Yes we have so many a reason 
To love this beautiful special season.











Thursday, 21 March 2019

The Water Tank has arrived!

If your experience of last year was like ours, you'll have found that the rain water you saved in butts ran out surprisingly early in the season. In our case, we can store about 1200 litres of water on site, but we still ran out, so when we were offered a huge IBC tank from the Water Works project, we jumped at the chance.

It's a great addition and will add 640 extra litres to our capacity, and hopefully make us far more self-sufficient in water. If you do have a water but yourself, we'd urge you to add one or two more at least. The way the weather is changing means that it rains less often but in larger amounts at one time, so you need that extra capacity if you're going to make the most of the rain that does fall!

Thanks so much to the Water Works project and its sponsors, The Postcode Lottery.