Gardens for wellbeing
If you want to benefit from a similar wellbeing boost, our campus community gardens and growing spaces have got you covered.
We have two main growing hubs on campus: the Edible Garden at FCH and the garden at Park.
Here’s what they get up to, and how you can get involved.
This is a new haven behind Broadlands Lodge at the bottom of Park Lawn with mixture of raised and ground-level beds, as well as a greenhouse.
The space can be enjoyed in a number of ways:
1. Sit and Relax
Visit at any time to chill, take time out, meet with others or enjoy lunch under the trees.
2. Come along to a regular session- Wednesdays and Fridays 2:30-4pm
Join our friendly Live Smart Co-ordinator, Will for a weekly session where you’ll be able to make friends and dabble in some active gardening. No experience or specialist equipment necessary. Always plenty of laughs and volunteers are rewarded with harvested produce! What’s not to love!
3. Host an activity or event
Is your society or sports team looking for a new kind of social? Or maybe you’re an individual with a talent to share! The garden is a great space for everything from volunteer afternoons to community picnics, yoga sessions or outdoor art classes. If you have an idea – get in touch!
4. Become a flexible volunteer
Outside of organised sessions, there are still lots of jobs to do from watering to weeding and managing the space. Could you spare a few minutes on your lunchbreak? Or pop by on your way home? Let us know and we’ll give a guided tour on the details.
To find out more, drop Will a line: email@example.com
FCH Edible Garden
Founded more than 10 years ago, this garden is tucked behind Shaftesbury Hall of residence and is run as a partnership between the local community residents association and the University.
Volunteers meet all year round on Sundays to look after the space which grows a variety of seasonal fruit as vegetables throughout the year.
The garden also has an outdoor pizza oven which is great for bringing people together in spring and summer.
To get involved, email Rowan Middleton – firstname.lastname@example.org
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