Good to Grow Day 2022

Gentle Gardening group standing in front of the beds

In celebration of Good to Grow Day 2022, our Gentle Gardening group are hosting a community event in Bernie Spain Gardens!

The event will take place on 23 April from 11am - 2pm. It will be a chance to look around the Community Garden area and hear from our gardeners about what they are growing and how their efforts are supporting our local wildlife.

There will be cakes, refreshments, lavender bags and family friendly activities; so come along and enjoy with your family and friends!

More information about the event

What is Good to Grow Day?

Good to Grow Day is a national weekend of action from Friday 22 to Monday 25 April for edible gardens to celebrate and prepare for the new growing season, promote their activities and encourage people to volunteer.

Group around the raised bed

Who are the Gentle Gardeners?

Supported by Laura our Community Participation Manager and Jasmine our Community Gardener, the Gentle Gardening group meets weekly to learn about growing vegetables, herbs and plants and enjoy trips to local gardens. They maintain the community garden in Bernie Spain Gardens beautifully - there's always different vegetables and herbs to be spotted!

The group has been extremely impactful for attendees including Judith, one of the first members:

I was one of the first members of the group. When I started volunteering it was just me and the gardener. I have a window box at home and love to learn about plants. I used to hate gardening but now I love it. These sessions are the highlight of my week.


Good to Grow Day is the perfect opportunity to learn more about everything they do whilst enjoying our lovely Bernie Spain Gardens!

Email Laura for more information