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 11 January 2014

Lohri Festival 2014

A huge thank you to everyone who helped at out Lohri Festival today. What a great way to start the year, with fires, good food, beautiful lanterns and dohl drumming. Special thanks to the members of the Punjabi community who did us proud with the food. Thanks also to the Windmill volunteers who helped prepare the site, and to them, Groundwork staff and Gateway to Nature for helping us to make the beautiful lanterns that were on display.

Just a reminder that the fires we lit all used wood gathered on site which comes from a sustainable coppice rotation system we run on site. That means we can stay warm without adding to Carbon Dioxide in the environment, because we only burn wood that is being replaced by natural growth of wood from the coppice. 

Here are some photos of the greatest hits of the afternoon. 

Our dohl drummers did a grand job

Lots of lovely food, wrapped up and keeping warm

Drumming around the fire

A gorgeous day was followed by an equally lovely sunset

Time to light the lanterns

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