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?
Friday, 9 April 2021
Windmill Community Gardens may look different next time you visit !
Over the last few months, a lot of construction work has been going on at Windmill Gardens, ably led by James. Here are some examples:
Five compost bins made from pallets and decking, already in use. The pallets used were free from harmful preservatives. Assia also made a moveable one:
James and his team have also created these very robust supports for our Raspberry canes and moved on to using the sleepers that we were kindly donated by Selco, into new benches around the fire:
Friday, 5 March 2021
Monday, 22 February 2021
Our Spring workshops are on Zoom this year. We're aiming to help you to try some craft and mindfulness activities - things that will bring you fun and good feelings. See below for what you'll need for each activity and how to book a place on the Zoom. Each Zoom will have 8 places, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Session 1 - 24th February, 10.30am - How to turn a tin can into a beautiful lantern.
You'll need an empty tin can, a small hammer, a nail and a hand-towel for this one! If you haven't got any of those resources, we can help you get hold of them. There is a bit of preparation - you'll need to fill the can with water, and put it in the freezer at least 2 days before the zoom, so it has chance to freeze solid. The ice then stops the can from getting squashed as you use the nail to tap holes into it. If you can't take part but would just like to watch, let us know.
Send us a cooment to book your place, and we'll send you the Zoom link for the session.
Session 2 - 27th February, 10.30am - Design a daily wellbeing ritual
What is a Ritual? Why do we need them and benefit from them? How can they help us to get through difficult times or celebrate good times or achievements? Come along to design your own daily wellbeing ritual. It might just change your life for the better.
You may not finish your design completely in the zoom session but hopefully you will be inspired and on the way.
a note pad and pen,
a tea light and something to light it with
a shallow jam jar to put your tea light in when its lit.
Also bring your open mind. Lets get feeling a little bit better each day and see how we go from there!
Booking three days in advance essential - Just comment below that you'd like a spot.
Thursday, 4 February 2021
Friday, 4 December 2020
Join us for a wreath making workshop with a difference. We'll be giving away the materials you need for your wreath on Saturday 12th December from 10am until 1pm. Just book a slot to collect by messaging us. Then we'll be having a Zoom workshop at 2pm, so you can make the wreaths in the comfort of your own home!
- either a ready-made willow or grape-vine wreath ring or willow rods to make your own
- some fir or spruce branches
- a ribbon
- some other bits and bobs!
Materials are free but we'd appreciate any donation you feel you can make.
If you'd like to book a slot for picking up materials, message below. If you can't leave your home for some reason, also let us know and we'll help get the materials to you if we can.
The Zoom link for the 2pm workshop is HERE or if you prefer, message us for the meeting ID and code.
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Beautiful lavender bags. A perfect stocking filler. £1.
Japanese quince membrillo - made with whole fruit to give a really full taste. It slices to make a perfect accompaniment for cheese and the ruby colour looks fantastic on a festive cheese board. £3, or £2.50 for Friends members. Made with Fair-trade sugar, and flavoured with organic lemon.
A delicious soft-set jam which works well on bread but also makes a wonderful topping for vanilla ice cream. It is named for its texture, so has no butter in it. Made with Fair-trade sugar, and flavoured with organic lemon and cardamom. £3 or 2 for £5. Members get 20% off. 340g jar.
Damson jam is always our most popular variety.
Made with Fair-trade sugar. £3 or 2 for £5. Members get 20% off. 340g jar.