NEWS JUST IN......We have started to dismantle the community garden due to the new extension being build across this section of our land, however, fear not, we are planning something beautiful for the opening of the new extension in 2025 to ensure the legacy of Bryan's work is maintained.
Back in the spring of 2018, Bryan Hall was setting up for our pensioners group and had been talking to someone about growing vegetables. Paul overheard this conversation and asked Bryan if it was possible to create something near the front door of the centre in an unused grass area. It's been a tremendous journey, with Bryan creating something wonderful.
Stage By Stage
Our garden has been on a journey from being an empty area of grass, to the amazing focal area of the centre and grounds that it is today. May 2018 to July 2021. Enjoy the slide-show and photos of our progress! LOOK OUT for the photos to be posted in our 2022 album which shows the development since last year.
We are looking for volunteers with some experience
Our volunteer gardener Bryan, who has created this amazing space from scratch, could do with a little help to do some of the basic tasks to keep the garden watered, tidy, weeded, clean, swept, and maintained. We are also looking for people who have gardening experience who can do a little more on top. Why not get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a cuppa and see how you can help to continue this wonderful gardens development. It's such a wonderful haven!
Spending time in the Garden
The community garden has brought many of us together in the ways we use it, from volunteers doing a spot of gardening to picnics for the kids, to locals eating their Peggy's purchases, to garden stalls, and One Seed Forward who like to have a free seedling drive with us once a year. We have also held some kids' competitions in the garden. Our last one was a stone painting competition. Having a small garden space really does bring people together and this is what a community centre is all about.
MURAL DESIGNED BY MANDY CLUBB
We just love growing things here at Inchgarth Community Centre! Here are just a few things photographed below...
Things We Have Grown
The Garden Over The Winter Months
Even in the winter months there is still a lot of greenery and plants growing, however with the short days we do not get much daylight to appreciate them. So we thought it would be a nice touch to light up the trees and fencing to show the garden in a different light. We all thought it worked very nicely! What did you think?
NEW YEAR 2021 Start of the year has not been what we had all hoped for, another lockdown, more hardship throughout Aberdeen, the UK and the world due to COVID. However, we all hope that we will be back to some sort of normality very soon. To keep things going, we have had a seed potato project in March as well as a seed tray project in April to get people involved in. 80 Crab apple and blackthorn trees have been planted around the grounds and the garden is starting to bloom with spring colours.
M 9.30am-9.30pm T 10am-9.30pm W 9.30am-10pm T 9.30am-9.30pm F 10am-9pm S 9am-5pm S 10am-10pm