Overgate Hospice Open Gardens Comes to Outback Community Garden

As part of the Overgate Hospice Open Gardens events, the Outback Community Garden will be showcasing their amazing garden space on Saturday 6 July, 12:00pm-3:00pm.

There will be a suggested donation of £2 which will go to Overgate and as part of the day, the community gardener will be doing a ‘Walk and Talk’ around the garden.

For more information about this and other Open Gardens events go to www.overgatehospice.org.uk/get-involved/our-events/open-gardens/

The Outback is a unique community kitchen and garden based in the heart of the Park Ward community, directly behind Jubilee Children’s Centre. The 1 hectare site runs on organic and sustainable principles and the thriving garden is packed full of herbs, fruit and veg. There are lots of interesting areas for local people to explore and learn more about the natural environment whilst the straw bale kitchen provides a perfect space for the local community to gather and cook food.

The Outback offers volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, it’s a chance to get involved in this fantastic community project as well as meet other local people.

The Outback shop is up and running and sells a variety of home grown organic fruit, veg, jams and chutneys. Please feel free to call into the Outback on Tuesdays and Thursdays to see what’s available.

The Outback is open to the public on Thursday afternoons between April and October, and we run family gardening sessions on Tuesdays from 3.30 – 5.00 (April –October). The fully equipped kitchen is available to hire and makes a great venue for cooking courses, training courses, meetings and events.

For more information about activities in The Outback or to hire the kitchen please contact Sarah Waddington on 01422 342552.

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