We may not have the full Get Growing Garden Trail this year, but you can still visit some of North Bristol’s community growing projects in these public open days…
Blaise Community Garden: Saturday 10 June (11–4pm)
Come and visit and explore this wonderful walled Victorian Garden and take part in craft activities and workshops for all the family. Learn about the history of the garden and organic growing. There will also be a plant sale and café serving delicious home baked goodies and drinks.
ACCESS: Blaise Castle Walled Garden, Henbury Rd. BS10 7QS. Find us next to Blaise House Museum, to the left of the front of the building (number 1 bus or parking next to Blaise Café)
Horfield Organic Community Orchard: Saturday 17 June (1–5pm)
Enjoy exploring Bristol’s pioneering community orchard. Set up in in 1998, and cared for by members, who are volunteers. HOCO aims to inspire fruit growing as a way to grow community, wellbeing, and local, sustainable food. See our newly planted Home Orchard Plot – a mini orchard with a 10 x 4 metre footprint. Be inspired to grow productive and delicious fruit in your allotment or garden. Homemade cakes, refreshments, produce and plants for sale. Compost loo on site. Join the orchard in June and share in this year’s harvest!
ACCESS: walk down lane beside 22 Kings Drive. BS7 8JP
Metford Road Community Orchard: Saturday 17 June (12–5pm)
Small organic orchard based on permaculture principles. As the site is on a steep slope sturdy shoes required. With a stream at the bottom and numerous ponds, the orchard is teeming with wildlife in the summer. Compost loo and custom built gazebo-style oak shelter. Activities: guided tours, tea and biscuits/cakes, produce and plant sales.
ACCESS: gate by no 37 Metford Road. BS6 7LA. Turn left at allotments.
Map and more details at: http://mrco.wikidot.com/opendays