A community garden where we help each other to grow fruit and vegetables. Everyone is encouraged to share their gardening knowledge and practical skills. All the food produced is given away free to garden helpers and visitors.
Garden behind the Methodist Church, KFC and Pizza Hut
- EX4 6PH
Baby changing facilities
Toilet facilities for people with disabilities
- Cost Details
- Free to all, a willingness to do practical work would be helpful. Although it is a quiet space where you would be welcome to just sit in the sun and admire the plants and surroundings.
- Display Date/Time
- Every Monday between 3pm - 5:30pm (February - October)
- Referral required?
- Referral details
Open to all especially those interested in helping to grow organic food and taking it home free. Children very welcome but please bring an adult (they are useful for doing your digging!).
- Waiting list?
- Age range
- 5 years to 105 years
- DBS check?
- Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Exeter Sustainability Network
- Additional needs details
- Gardening gloves and tools provided but stout footwear required.
- General information
Everyone is welcome. There are jobs for all abilities, digging, weeding, grass cutting, sowing, transplanting, watering, mulching, pruning, arranging netting to deter birds, making slug traps, writing labels, making wind chimes and painting signs for the garden. Sometimes it is possible to just sit and chat and enjoy this beautiful Rainbow garden in the middle of the city.
We have an RHS level 3 qualified gardener, to help supervise sessions and maintain and select produce to sow, grow and harvest. We have espalier pear trees, a peach, vines, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberry and blackcurrant bushes. Each year we also plant a selection of vegetables in the borders and raised beds. We also make our own compost and have two water butts.