Community Garden

The Community Garden provides a safe, secluded space for many of our volunteers and indeed visitors to enjoy a few moments or hours, of relaxation. We now have 11 specific areas within the garden namely Allotment, Rainbow Rockery, Sensory Garden, Winter Garden, Drought tolerant garden, Perennial garden, Annual flower bed, The Pond, Fruit Cage, Polytunnel and Marquee. The space provides us with an opportunity to continually engage with nature, welcoming a huge variety of birds, reptiles and insects. Building on our first years achievements, THE RHS In Your Neighbourhood competition 2023 seen fit to award us 4 certificates of achievement. Having gained “Advancing” for general gardening ability in 2022, this was upgraded to “Thriving”. We also won the Silver Gilt award for Community Participation, Silver Gilt award for Gardening Achievement, and Silver Gilt award for Environmental Responsibility!  Surrey Wildlife Trust also recognised the hard work that has been put into the garden as we were finalists in their annual Community Champion awards.

Our first objective upon taking on the land was to make it safe.  There were number of redundant fox holes, litter, brambles etc that needed to be removed or cut back before we allowed volunteers in. Since Feb 2022, weve had over 300 volunteers spend time in the garden, making it the beautiful area it is today.

You can see a photos of our continued progress below: