Community Gardens

Northfield Ecocentre runs or supports a number of community gardens within the local area. We believe these gardens are unique spaces for communities to come together, grow food, stay healthy, develop skills and most of all make friends and have fun!

Each garden is open to the public at set times in the week, during which people can come and get involved in volunteering, workshops and a variety of other led activities. The details of each garden, what they contain and the sessions that are run there are contained in each gardens web page.

Ecocentre Garden

Northfield Ecocentre Garden has been in continual development since the Ecocentre opened in March 2009. Its aim is to show a variety of gardening methods that can be used in household gardens to grow food and increase biodiversity and for a small space is packed full of great examples.

Since 2016, a group of home educating families has taken over the maintenance and development of the Ecocentre’s garden. You are very welcome to visit and get inspiration to transform your own small space.

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If you are home educating your children and would like to join the gardening group, get in touch with us on 0121 448 0119 and we will put you in contact with the home educating network.
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Masefield Community Garden is the 2017 winner of the Cultivation Street award in the Midlands. It’s exciting space with a variety of areas including orchards, raised beds, permaculture space and forest school. The garden hosts Wild Bunch & Ecotots activities, has an active Friends group and a regular gardening group.

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*Achieved 2017 Britain in Bloom – Level 4 Thriving*

Masefield Community Garden Group – every Wednesday 10am-2pm

Allens Cross Growing Neighbourhoods

Allens Cross Growing Neighbourhoods is a new project that started in 2015. The aim is to create a flourishing community space for the Trescott housing estate where people from all generations can learn gardening skills and get involved in growing food.

*Achieved 2017 Britain in Bloom – Level 5 Outstanding*

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The garden is open on Tuesday and Friday from 10:00am – 2:30pm. If you would like to volunteer or want to learn more about the project telephone Sheila on 0121 478 3310 or just turn up on the day.