A Short Break in Farnham – Part 2 – a community project

For our second day of our days away in Farnham, Graham and Vicky took us for a wander through the town itself making our way to “Space 2 Grow” a mental health and well-being charity all in one acre of garden.

This space had a wonderful calm atmosphere where so many different community groups could work involving groups for all ages. Their work was recognised by RHS Britain in Bloom who gave them a Level 5 Outstanding Award. We walked slowly around discovering interesting craft pieces and productive spaces.

One community group had been busy getting creative and thoughtful with bicycle wheels of all sizes. Many were to be found hanging from trees catching the light.

We found some communal sheds all with their own set purpose with one called “Men in Sheds”.

The “Bodger’s Shelter” …………..

We particularly enjoyed a pair of island beds designed with pollinators and predators in mind.

A wildlife pond was to be found at the entrance to the productive area and the forest school. The pond had sadly been damaged by a severe flash flood within the last week or so.

As we left the community garden we found even more decorated bicycle wheels.

We really enjoyed our visit which was sadly on a day when no groups were using the site and rain was in the air. As we left the garden we passed this fascinating old vicarage.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.