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?

Saturday 21 September 2013

Windmill Apple Harvest Festival 2013

Here are some of the things we got up to at Windmill during our Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday. 

Thanks to everyone who helped, and to all the folk who came to visit. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Windmill dressed to impress

Tasting the freshly-made blackberry cordial

Some of the entries for the competitions

Making pizza was a big hit

Entries for the weirdest fruit or veg category!

How long was my apple peel?!

Getting crafty 

Apple juicing in progress.

The amazing apple folklore tree

Thanks to Friends of the Earth for their excellent "Bee Cause"
stall - helping to spread the message about threats to these
important creatures.

Thursday 19 September 2013

Perfectly prepared pizzas with Robert Shaw pupils

Well done to all the hard-working pupils from Robert Shaw Primary School who braved the rain today to work at the allotment. Despite getting soggy, they helped us to pot up strawberry runners, weed the paths and best of all, they all got to make and eat pizza using the tomatoes that their school-mates planted in the Spring. We've been doing this for 3 years now, so it's quite a tradition, and we hope this year's classes will be able to carry it on, planting tomatoes for the following year's pupils.

Kneeding the dough and shaping it.

Adding the toppings - with lashings of fresh tomato

Perfect pizza in progress!

Now all we need to do is eat it!

Wednesday 4 September 2013

Midget-melon heaven!

Heaven in a bowl...

Oh we few, we happy few, who noticed the first of the midget-melons was perfectly ripe! If there had been more of us, there might have been a fight. As it was, we had just enough for 3 small but delicious portions.

Volunteer Claire enjoying the fruits of her

We have saved the seeds, so if you fancy growing them yourself next year, let us know.