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Community Garden Beeston Canalside


This garden is for all to enjoy, providing a calm space and somewhere all members of the community can become involved in. A volunteer gardening group is forming. There will also be wider learning opportunities, how to prune, how to garden sustainably, propagation techniques, wildlife gardening, how to use your produce etc.

Our goals:

  • The space and the plans are there but we need to get the garden into better shape through landscaping, and planting as well as pieces of essential furniture for visitors and our school groups to enjoy and utilise the space.
  • By providing the tools to work in the garden, or encouraging people to bring their own, we want everyone to be able to get involved with planting and maintaining. This is to provide a setting for the main activity area.
  • We want people to know what’s going on and how to get involved through a noticeboard and chalkboard with daily activities. There is a volunteer film maker already committed who will use the web site to promote garden work wider.
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How we will achieve our goals

Our aim is to create a community resource that’s open to all and run by volunteers so people can enjoy it for free. The sensory garden will consist of an orchard, wildflowers, a viewpoint and place for people to relax and enjoy.

Where the money will go

Beeston Rylands is a strong community with no welcoming garden at its heart. The gardens will provide people with a place to meet friends, for children to enjoy and watch the world go by. It’s also a place where the community can get involved in maintaining the allotments and help to make the Bargees garden a special place.

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  1. Posted on August 18, 2017

    A wonderful project to provide a garden for all within the Beeston community. Good luck to all involved!

  2. Posted on August 23, 2017

    All the very best with your very worthwhile and exciting project.

  3. Posted on August 24, 2017

    This is a great community project and will greatly enhance the work already done to renovate the lock cottages as a heritage centre, which has proved a great success from the first day of opening. With the completion of the gardens, it will give people the opportunity to get involved in looking after the garden, find out more about local history and/or socialise in a lovely setting, with the bonus of having a cup of tea too! I am sure that visitors from outside of the locality will enjoy visiting the centre. Good luck to everyone involved in this next stage.

  4. Posted on August 30, 2017

    Lovely space , alongside a well restored and peaceful canalside property. Loving forward to seeing it develop !

  5. Posted on September 2, 2017

    What a fabulous project! Well done to all.

  6. Posted on September 4, 2017

    Fabulous project! Good luck!

  7. Posted on September 5, 2017

    A lot of hard work has gone into creating the Canalside Heritage Centre from virtually a derelict building and some wasteground. To win this prize and have a garden that enhances the now splendid heritage centre, would be fantastic.

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