Where we grow
Our main gardening site is Growing in the Park at Steven’s Park, Wollescote. We work in the beautiful surroundings of the old walled garden in partnership with Dudley Council’s Parks Development team. Here we have planted a fruit garden and are creating a quiet, restful area with scented plants. It will make a peaceful place to sit and unwind.
The garden is a great place to de-stress, to enjoy the fresh air and to get some (gentle) exercise. We meet Wednesday mornings 10:00 to 1:00, in all weathers as we do have indoor space. You’re welcome to drop by and see what we do. Follow the path to the left of the hall as you look from the road and walk through the gate into the walled garden,.
Also at Wollescote we hold courses about gardening including Learn to Grow, a ten week introduction to the basics of horticulture. This is a mix of indoor and outdoor ‘hands-on’ activities and is open to everyone – people new to gardening and those with experience.
If you live in reach of Halesowen we have an allotment at Cranmoor Crescent, ideal for individuals or a small group to grow their own food and flowers. It’s a small plot on a quiet site, ideal for beginners. The main group at Wollescote will help you with tools and guidance so if you find the idea of your own allotment a bit off putting, don’t worry, you’ll have support.
At Netherton we have space at the Darby End Community garden. If you live in the area and would like to have a go at growing your own veg then this is a great site. The raised beds are small and easily managed, tools are provided on site and there’s a cabin (with a settee and armchairs!). Gardeners on other plots at this site are growing some great crops on the raised beds – huge cabbages! The site is suitable for vegetables, flowers or herbs – it’s up to you what to grow. Again you will have support from the Wollescote garden project.