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?

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Spectacular Summer Garden Party

Thank you to everyone who came along to our Summer Garden Party. We were so lucky - the rain cleared overnight and the sun came out just in time for the festivities to start. 

Let's get this party started...
We were delighted to welcome well over 100 folk from the local area and further afield, including the Gateway to Nature crowd, staff and pupils from Year 5 at Robert Shaw School, a group from Lenton Library, our local Councillors, Groundwork staff and volunteers, members of both local allotments, and a really good number of folk from the surrounding houses. 

Freshly picked salad - lettuce, radish and marigold petals

Visitors were treated to a good range of entertainment, with live songs from Lisa De'Ville making the atmosphere complete. We had Pulp Friction with their Smoothy Bike, Sue Routledge demonstrating spinning, Joyce Killowe showing our guests how to make flowers with rags and hazel twigs, Friends of the Earth with their Bee Cause stall, and our own games and trails to add a bit of interest. We also laid on some fab food - with bbq and pizzas (from the clay oven, of course!), salad fresh from our veg beds and cakes donated by volunteers. We even had elderflower cordial from our own flowers. Visitors also got free seeds, and were able to take away plants and veg for a small donation, so everyone was happy with their freebies.

Admiring Claire's "Fruit Facts" bunting

Finding out what the keyhole bed is supposed to do...

Sue with her spinning wheel 

A visitor recognises boots she used to wear here!

Volunteers were given certificates to recognise their
hard work this year.

FoE's Bee Cause stall - caused a buzz (sorry!)

Pedalling a smoothy.

Robert Shaw pupils tried out the tip tap again.

Our special game of "Kerplunk" with bees
helped visitors to find out more about the
threats to these important creatures.

Ray doing a roaring trade in elderflower cordial.

Ulrike and Jade quickly became dab hands at clay oven
pizza making.

Veggie bbq 
Meaty bbq

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