Firstly it needs to be said that it takes a lot to knock my horticultural socks off! However, this space really did, and will continue to do so I expect.
I visited on the Saturday of the Get Growing Trail, in beautiful sunshine, having already visited 5 other projects, all of which were amazing. I think the reason this space was so inspiring was that not only were the beds perfect, the plants amazingly healthy and the polytunnels obviously productive, but everyone was incredibly welcoming, there were families using it as a space to be together outside in, and it was being used as a proper community space. There were tea and cakes available as well as a great selection of plants, a couple of which came home with me, and chickens and ducklings for sale which sadly I didn’t buy. Steve the gardener was also on hand to talk about the project and his pride and passion for the place was amazing-he’s a true plantsman, as well as other members of the team who work there, all of whom seemed so enthusiastic and genuinely happy to see people enjoying what they have created-a beautiful space.
If you want to get involved with this project or want to know more about community projects going on in Knowle West, contact them at email@example.com or pop along to their open morning on Wednesdays and get involved