4 & 5 June 2016
The Get Growing Garden Trail returns for a 6th year – with over 20 of Bristol’s secret fruit & veg gardens opening their gates to visitors over the weekend of 4 & 5 June.
The sites taking part range from pocket veg beds on high streets or in public parks, to acres of 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 idea behind the Trail is to showcase the diversity of Bristol’s growing projects and the number of alternative ways there are to “grow together” in the city, as alternatives to the solo gardening of the back garden or allotment. The weekend gives visitors the opportunity to experience all of these diverse ways of growing, in order to find what would suit them best. Plus it’s a great chance for a sneaky visit into those hidden bits of Bristol that we don’t normally get to see – lovingly-tended spaces which are in turn productive, beautiful, inspiring and surprising.
Download the new 2016 Get Growing Trail leaflet here.
If you’re a group taking part in the Trail, or if you’re thinking of having your own independent open day, you might find our Trail Top Tips useful.
This year you will also be able to take part in two fun and informative walks:
Incredible Edible walk?
Start: Millennium Square, Canons Way BS1 5DB
11am Saturday 4 June · Free
Sara Venn of Incredible Edible Bristol invites you to a join a guided walk of the Urban Food Trail. The walk will start at Millennium Square and end up at Grow Bristol’s site on Feeder Road, where the aquaponics units will be open only for people on the tour to visit. There will be lots of opportunities to find out more about all the projects involved as we walk along the Trail. The guided walk is free, but must be booked via Eventbrite here:
North Bristol tour
Start: Eastville Library, Muller Road BS5 6XP
1.30pm Saturday 4 June · £10 per person
Led by Steve England, this tour takes in Eastville Library, the Woodland Trust Edible Woodland on South Purdown, then Elm Tree Farm (who will be there to greet walkers even though they aren’t officially open on Saturday), then on to Feed Bristol. Approx distance: 3 miles. Booking via Eventbrite: