Community Garden @Berners Drive

Volunteers by the raised beds
Image credit: Kate Swindells

With permission from the local Council, Grow Community – Sopwell are cultivating an area of land at the end of Berners Drive.

Raised beds in community garden

Four raised beds with a crop rotation system. Interested in helping to decide what we grow? Look out for early planning meetings in the Winter / Spring.

Image credit: Kate Swindells

Two ladies holding a fruit bush

We’re trying the no-dig method for the currants, gooseberry and rhubarb.

Autumn fruiting raspberries have been planted in the front border, under planted with wild strawberries and nasturtiums.

Image credit: Kate Swindells

Bug hotel sign

We’re giving those creepy crawlies some love with their own bug hotel. The structure is made of old pallets in filled with all sorts of interesting items to give lots of nooks and crannies.

Image credit: Lee Wood

Yellow and black caterpillar

We have a wildflower area to encourage bugs and butterflies into the garden.

Image credit: Lee Wood


Enter the children’s area through the sunflower tunnel and stepping stones, to find den-making materials, log seats and noughts and crosses. You can find the bug hotel and pollinator’s nectar bar here too.

Image credit: Kate Swindells

  • Working Parties

    Join us for our next working parties

    Every Thursday, and look out for longer sessions on Saturdays and Sundays. Just come along and bring yourself. We have gloves, gardening equipment, and there is always someone there to provide guidance and support. We love to see new friends and old. Come and help us at our wonderful Community Garden!