Monthly Archives: June 2014

Get Growing Trail and more…

June 6, 2014

Hi everyone,

It’s June! So that means we’ll be open this Saturday for the annual Get Growing Trail from 11-3!  And having our usual first-Saturday-of-the-month work day starting at 10.  We’ve promised the public cakes and plants so any and all cake donations would be gratefully received!  We’ve lots of lovely augergine, tomato and chillis  plants who’d like loving homes and there’ll also be tours, chats and pond dipping available…

Get Going Garden SchemeMore details of the city wide event here: – where it’s advertised with a lovely picture of our very own Dougie’s daughter and mum.

Also this Sunday the Bishopston Open Garden Event is taking place, always a good chance to have a nosey at some beautiful local gardens AND this year we’re one of their chosen causes so pop along if you get the chance.

Bishopston Garden Club


Sunday June 8th 2 – 5pm

Entrance donation £3.00, children free
(proceeds to the Golden Hill Community Garden and tree planting in Bishopston)

8 Egerton Road – 67 Egerton Road  – 98 Egerton Road

1 Arundel Court – 30 Berkeley Road

104 Egerton Rd – tea and cake *

Plants at St Bonaventure’s

(*proceeds to CAFOD)

Tickets and map available at all gardens

In other news the strawbale building has a roof that’s been covered in recycled carpet and planted up with sedum and the walls have started to be plastered with our very own Golden Hill Community Garden clay.  Amazing hard work from the building volunteers.


And of course our beloved garden is doing really well as well, our wonderful volunteers have done a great job of getting everything planted and looking lovely but there’s always more to do. The sun and rain have led to an explosion of growth!  A forest of peas! Beautiful beetroot! Luscious lettuce!  Weeds everywhere!  So there’s plenty to do and plenty to eat and if you can’t make it down on a Wednesday then pop in and say hello (and eat some lettuce) on Saturday we’d love to see you.

And finally a new term of the Golden Buds has kicked off and we’re packed to the rafters with badge-making, Old McDonald-singing, tadpole-hunting muddy faced tiddlers. Lovely.2014-05-20-11-19-07

See you in the garden!