On Thursdays we have a regular drop-in gardening session which have a wide range of activities which people are able to get involved with.
These range from cultivating vegetables and flowers, general gardening and maintenance, planning and developing areas of the acre and perhaps most importantly enjoying a well earned hot drink and break! We welcome lots of different ideas and at the moment we have various projects that are just being formed so there are plenty of areas to get really engaged with. These range from planning and developing a serenity garden, planning a pond and considering the planting to support that, planning a willow arch, planning flower beds, developing areas to encourage insects and other wildlife.
Before attending a Thursday session please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we are ready to welcome you to the acre, we look forward to seeing you soon!
We believe that nature has a unique ability to help people to feel more present, connected and content and that creating, conserving and learning about natural habitats together is beneficial to all. We believe that meaningful horticultural and environmental activities have the ability to offer important physical and psychological benefits.
Whichever programme is being attended all of us at space2grow want to ensure everyone feels welcomed, accepted and able to become involved with the development and nurturing of this beautiful space as much as they would like and feel able to do so.
The acre has been a hive of activity so far this summer but now it's time to take a short breather, take time to reflect on what a beautiful garden we have created and to enjoy it.
A small group of volunteers started work on Monday to ensure the acre was at its very best this week with two judging days looming and a picnic to host.
The week was incredibly busy for us all as we prepared for two more days of judging for the South and South East in Bloom. This year we had been asked to be part of Farnham's bid to win Gold, a huge honour for us.
On Monday a group of volunteers were on the acre for the first of our judging days - In your Community ( South and South East in Bloom).
Every week the acre looks even more stunning as flowers burst open, their dazzling array of colours vividly contrasting with the greenness of the well watered trees and grasses.
Having had consistently very wet days three days in a row we can count ourselves lucky as the rain stayed away on our ‘Welcome Wednesday’ until after lunch
The view of the meadow now is stunning with a sea of white and yellow interspersed with a few red poppies with lots of buttercups highlighted against the bronze fennel.
What a great turnout we had on Wednesday for a fantastic day of achievement - we're creating a garden that will be a joy to be in this summer!
What a day! No hiding in greenhouses today as the glorious sunshine bathed the acre in its warm rays, highlighting the beautiful colours that are beginning to emerge all around us.
Black clouds hovered over the acre today, finding us hunkering down in the workshop cabin whilst outside the pond was naturally filled as the clouds emptied.