Welcome to the Secret Garden South of Bobber's Mill Bridge in Nottingham

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

We are a group of local people, who are nurturing a wonderful community garden in the heart of the city. You'll find us just South of Bobbersmill Bridge, on the allotment site at the South end of Ascot Road. 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?

Thursday 24 March 2011

Arty bits and weeding for Climate Week.

A fun day today, in beautiful weather, as we were joined by the gang of artists from New College Nottingham to do more work on decorating our raised beds. They were also marking Climate Week, so look out for them in the papers.

One talented artist painting a tree onto one of the murals

The butterflies, in all their colourful glory, get a pale green background

The rest of the group got on with finishing planting the raspberries and preparing the area that is going to be a wildflower meadow.

We had a little break to create a living willow sculpture - an obelisk that can be used to grow things up or hang things from.

Helen, Jonathan and Alison standing with the willow obelisk

At the end, we realised that some of the plants that were waiting to go into the wild area around the stumpery were in danger of dying because of the drought, so we quickly planted them and gave them a good soaking. A few of them are mystery plants so we're looking forward to seeing what they turn into.

One of these plants ia a dicentra or bleeding heart plant which now resides in the garden of Helen's boyfriend

Thanks to Helen, Alison, Jonathan, Matt and Ellis for all their hard work and welcome to new volunteer Nicola who proved very handy with a spade when she came along to see how we were doing. Thanks also to the New College group, who are well on the way to creating a masterpiece!

These artists are so talented that they can pose for two photos at once!

Jonathan prunes a tree with our fantastic new loppers

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