This project was started in 2016 as an exciting idea to improve a derelict site and create a wildlife friendly Community Garden for Llannerch-y-medd. Now that the garden is established the main aim is to maintain and develop it. This (2020) year’s project was the Geodesic dome which you can see at the back of the garden.(Funded by a grant from the Lottery Community Fund). The large wooden framed, covered dome is a wonderful, light space with huge possibilities:-for growing things, as an activities space, or just as a peaceful, sheltered place to sit and chat. We have a number of raised beds that are for individual growers/gardeners so people who may have physical difficulty in ground level gardening can have their own growing space to use as they like.
We couldn't have got this far without the help of many local people and businesses who have given time, advice, materials and practical help. So many thanks to all.
We are always looking for new ideas and inspiration.
We need more people from the village to get involved, have fun, meet people, and help create and maintain something special for the community.You don’t need to be a gardener to join in. The garden is open to the public to visit every day except Sunday 10am - 4pm.
At the moment there are approx 10-15 people involved in many different ways, from weeding to building raised beds and involving the local children in gardening activities. Anyone of any age is welcome but children need to come along with an adult.
It depends on the time of year how often we meet and what we do but Bella is at the garden every Wednesday afternoon year round between 2 and 4. Anyone is most welcome to call in to lend a hand or find out more. We can work with appropriate social distancing in the open air. You don’t need to be a member to be involved.
In the past we have held craft workshops, a scarecrow competition, music events and children’s activities. 2020 was special as we won a ‘judges choice’ award, in a Miracle Gro National competition, for our colourful display on the old train engine. Let’s hope we can soon start our events again. Watch this space!