Originally the Woodhouse Community Garden Project was a partnership between the Woodhouse and District Community Forum (WDCF), the Salvation Army, and Sheffield City Council. Today the project is supported by the WDCF and managed by volunteers.
Extensive work has been put into the site over a number of years all of which has been completed by local residents, young people and support of businesses providing community service.
We are constantly looking for new volunteers; you can contribute to your community with your practical skills, make new friends and experience the camaraderie of working with other like-minded people putting practical skills to good use and also sharing them with others. Our aim is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the local community to come and enjoy the Gardens surroundings. So if you are just looking for a peaceful environment to relax away from the demands of life you are more than welcome. This Project is for anyone who feels they can benefit from spending time on this unique venture. During the growing seasons we sell our produce in the Woodhouse library and the proceeds going back in to the Project. With a water collection system, Poly tunnel and building we are able to maintain work in the garden during the winter months, preparing the grounds for next year’s growing season.
The Garden has been specifically planned to enable a range of activities whether education based activities, learning new skills or conservation, where we have linked with Shirebrook Valley Nature Reserve. One of our aims is to share and show parents and children how fruit and vegetables are grow which we hope will demonstrate the importance of healthy eating. We also grow and cultivate flowering plants and support projects in the community which aim to improve the local environment.
Garden Project Opening Times:
Monday: 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wednesday: 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Thursday: Available for community groups wishing to participate in the project.
Friday: 12.00pm to 2.00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Victoria Allotments, off Sheffield Road, Woodhouse.
We have a number of volunteers that work on the site. If you wish to come along to the Garden outside these times, why not contact us and arrange a suitable time. Please telephone Richard Heeley at Woodhouse Library 0114 2692607 and leave a message with your contact details.