Get Growing Garden Trail
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Date/Time
Date(s) - Sat 6 June - Sun 7 June
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
36 sites across Bristol


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The Get Growing Garden Trail returns for a 5th year – with 30 groups showing off 36 gardens over the weekend of 6 & 7 June. The sites taking part range from pocket growing sites on high streets or in parks, to expansively productive fields. From miniature orchards tucked behind shops, to historic gardens, to working farms. Each community project has its own ways of working and its own ways for people to get involved. The best way to find what would suit you, is to get out and explore.

There are sites open all over the city, from Lawrence Weston to Withywood, and from Southville to St George – so there is bound to be something to visit near you.

New sites to visit this year include:

– 4 fields managed by the Bristol East Allotment Association in St George (including an award-winning site which featured in the St George in Bloom gold pennant-winning entry to Britain in Bloom in 2014)
– Elm Tree Farm’s 12.5 acre horticulture and animal care training site in Stapleton
– Hengrove & Whitchurch Community Orchard (a site so new, it hasn’t even been planted yet!)
– 4 Incredible Edible Bristol plots in Castle Park, Fishponds, Horfield Common and Millennium Square
– The Trinity Garden on the inner-city plot at the Trinity Centre, Old Market

Admission to all the community growing sites is free. Several of the sites have kids’ activities on offer, including: making miniature “magic” gardens, meet the animals, pond-dipping, and making a bee hotel.

Download the Trail leaflet to help plan your tour around refreshment and lunch stops or around things for the kids to do, or just pick-out places to visit close to home:
http://www.bristolfoodnetwork.org/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Get-Growing-Garden-Trail-leaflet-2015.pdf
You can pick up a printed copy at a community venue near you, from any of the participating groups, or from the Tourist Information Centre.