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?

Friday 9 April 2021

We have been busy constructing at Windmill

 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:

From left to right: Tracey, Bryn, John and James, working on the replacement benches.

In the autumn, James and Clare improved our Pizza oven by creating a new roof.  We had previously replaced the clay oven covering and are now considering adding a chimney.  Role on summer when we can all benefit.

Most recently we had a long awaited visit from three workers from Nottingham City Homes, who replaced the really awkward bike lock on the "painted shed", with two new padlocks:

Steve from Nottingham City Homes at work.

Over the Easter weekend, James ad Clare have been at work constructing steps into our new allotment as the ground level is much lower.  The next two construction projects will be in the new space and a bit bigger.  First the pond, which we are digging, because the new allotment is very wet and we need the soil to create a raised pad for the new outdoor classroom to sit on.  Fortunately we have been offered help by the Fire brigade with the digging, but welcome extra volunteers to help with the more complex work of creating a wildlife pond.  Then, once the funding is in place, we will move on to the outdoor classroom.  Plans for this have not been finalised yet, but again, we will need volunteers to help with the construction.

Rosie Jarrett 7.04.2021