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Grapes Hill Community Garden


Sometimes on my travels I stumble across a hidden gem. It could be an undiscovered plantsmans garden or a remarkable allotment full of heritage plants to the bigger, more well known gardens such as the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens and RHS gardens such as Kew and Wisley. But none are more fantastic than a community garden.

A few years back I filmed a piece for Mustard TV at Grapes Hill Community Garden in Norwich. I had no idea where it was, didnt see it through the busy Grapes Hill traffic and never imagined it would be the urban haven it turned out to be.

From scultures and art to wildflowers, fruit tress (including a beautiful Apricot tree) and raised beds rented to the community, Grapes Hill Garden is a real hub for the community.

So, I am excited to now be involved with the team at Grapes Hill to organise some workshops and events through-out the year. After the success of the recent Nature in the Garden Day (photos HERE), there will be lots more going on through-out the year! So keep an eye out on the FACEBOOK page to see if there is something you are interested in (I am sure there will be)!

Pop along to visit the garden if you can. Its open all day and is a lovely place just to sit and read, taking time out of a busy schedule. If you'd like to get your hands dirty and learn about gardening whilst helping out the group of fantastic volunteers who run the garden, pop along to one of the Sunday afternoon volunteer days (there is cake involved).

It's community gardens like these that can benefit the community in so very many ways. The community keep it running and in return the garden provides a whole host of benefits to us - the community.

If you would like to use the garden for an event or activity, please get in touch! http://www.grapeshillcommunitygarden.org