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Wimborne Community Garden

Wimborne Community Garden2023-05-19T09:54:48+01:00

Wimborne Community Garden

Faithworks are proud to support Wimborne Community Garden, a place for the whole local community to belong, nurture and grow together. The garden was created to provide the local community with a therapeutic garden scheme.

Established in 2022 in association with Beaucroft Foundation School, the garden is located within the tranquil grounds of the school and provides a sheltered space for all gardening abilities.

We work closely with Wimborne Food Bank+ – a quarter of all produce grown goes directly to the Food Bank.

We also grow produce for students of Beaucroft College to use in their cafe, as well as supporting other local food initiatives in Wimborne.

Find us

Wimborne Community Garden

Wednesdays, 9am – 12.30pm
Fridays, 2pm – 4pm
Sundays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

07502 429668

Our garden can be found at the top of School Lane, next to Redcotts Leisure Park, Wimborne, BH21 1HQ

Help and support at Wimborne Community Garden

Wimborne Food Bank+

A quarter of all produce grown goes directly to Wimborne Food Bank+. Fresh fruit and vegetables are unaffordable for many on a low income which in turn affects the health and wellbeing of individuals and families.

Growing fruit and vegetables for the Food Bank helps to provide some of the essential nutrition needed, as well as keeping the carbon footprint extremely low.

Wimborne Food Bank+

Raised Flower Beds

Our garden has raised flower beds which are suitable for wheelchair users and those who are less able to bend. 

Please note the nearest toilet is located within Redcotts Park, which is next to the garden.

We are working to make our garden as accessible as possible. 

Get Involved

We welcome everyone of all ages – our volunteers range in age from 5 years to 84 years! We provide gardening gloves and all the tools needed. You do not need to be a gardening expert to join us… simply bring a positive and willing attitude with you!

As we grow, so does our list of jobs! We have volunteers who share their woodworking skills; expert dead-headers; some have give their organisational and paperwork skills and some are just plain wonderful at brewing up much needed cups of tea!

“Wimborne Community Garden is such a special project, whenever I’ve been down I’ve been met with a warm welcome and a sturdy shovel so that I can get stuck in. Having the opportunity to connect with creation is grounding and gives me the opportunity to give something back to the wider community.”   Nick

Wish List

Many tools are needed to create an effective garden – we currently need the following gardening tools:

  • £5 – wooden lolly sticks to label our seed trays
  • £8 – nails
  • £12 – hard broom
  • £15 – secateurs
  • £18 – muddy boot scraper
  • £24 – small blackboards on which to advertise our produce
  • £24.99 – paint for the summer house
  • £32 – parasols for shade
  • £35 – parasol bases
  • £35.99 – wood preserver for garden furniture
  • £64.99 – wheelbarrows

Wimborne Community Garden FAQs

Do I need to know about gardening to come along?2023-07-17T16:50:52+01:00

All are welcome regardless of gardening abilities.

As we grow, so does our list of jobs to do! At the garden we have volunteers who share their gardening skills; others share their artistic talents; some have shared their woodworking skills; we have expert dead headers; some have given us their organisational and paperwork skills and some are just plain wonderful at brewing up much needed cups of tea!

Do I need to bring my own tools?2023-07-17T16:49:16+01:00

We have tools you can use but if you would rather bring your own, that’s fine too. However, as we obviously want to avoid any cross contamination, we would ask you to clean your own tools before you bring them.

We want to prevent as many pests from entering the garden as possible and likewise to prevent any we may have here from getting to your garden too.

Do I have to come to every session every week?2023-07-17T16:47:58+01:00

We are open three times a week and you can pick and mix which ever session or sessions suit you.

We have some volunteers who come twice a week, some who come once a week and some who come once a month. It is entirely up to you – the way we see it, the garden will be there waiting, along with all its jobs, for whenever it suits you.

Is there parking?2023-07-17T16:46:26+01:00

Parking can be quite tricky. Sometimes you can find a space along School Lane and on a Sunday you can park in the school’s car park right next to the garden. There is parking at the Allendale Centre car park but this is a Pay and Display.

Do I have to pay?2023-07-17T16:43:30+01:00

The garden is free to anyone. However, once you’ve been with us a few sessions, we will ask you to complete an information sheet so we can hold, securely, your contact details etc. and we will also run through an induction with you to explain our Health and Safety rules in the garden.

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