The Walled Garden
We have been dreaming of a home for Grow for Life for some time and are delighted to share that we've been given an incredible opportunity to take over an abandoned walled garden!
It is a perfect site for creating a safe, inspiring space for our trainees. A place of restoration.
"We will create an organic garden with vegetables, flowers, soft fruit and espaliered fruit trees.
It will be designed to be a haven of peace and productivity where trainees can work alongside our staff and volunteer teams, relaxing and learning gardening and horticultural skills."
Chair of Trustees
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As well as developing the site into a beautiful and productive garden, we are also making service connections to water, sewage and electricity, and building The Potting Shed: a small wooden cabin to provide shelter and a warm welcome to all our trainees. It will have a meeting/training room and a kitchenette. We are also installing toilets.
Our estimate of the capital cost of developing the site and erecting The Potting Shed and toilets is £60,000.
We are approaching grant making trusts for much of this sum but they in turn require Grow for Life supporters to make a contribution. We aim to raise £20,000.
All donations given via the link below will go into a restricted fund to be used only for The Walled Garden.
100% of your donation goes to Grow for Life
Time for the big reveal!
This magnificent design is the creative output of our very own Wayne: a talented garden designer who we are very privileged to have on team.
The design also bears the stamp of our brilliant trainees who've shared their opinions, wants and wishes via a trainee consultation process. This garden is for our trainees so it was imperative to have their input and get their sign-off on the final design.
We can't wait to see the vision translated into a real-live haven of plants, paths and purposeful spaces for our trainees to connect, learn and grow.
Join The Journey
Follow along as we transform an abandoned walled garden into a therapeutic and productive space that we can call home
We'll be posting regular updates on the walled garden here. So grab yourself a cuppa and read all about it!