100 years of gardening at Golden Hill

May 30 2017

Golden Hill Community Garden hosted their annual Spring Fair in May along side Horfield and District Allotment Association who are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.

 

Golden Hill Community Garden hosted their annual Spring Fair in May along side Horfield and District Allotment Association who are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. 

After a dry spring, the sun continued to shine as the gates opened to 700 visitors. The local Morris Dancing group, Pigsty Morris, opened this year's festivities which included traditional fair games, live music and a large plant sale. 

The fair raised a fantastic £2,000 for the Garden which will enable it to further its community outreach projects which include holiday 'Family Days' for children with special educational needs or disabilities to enjoy with their family. 

Bristol Jam Plan raised a further £350 for the Garden along with Joe's Bakery at the recent Gloucester Road Central MayFest. Bristol Jam Plan is a community project where volunteers turn donated, surplus produce into delicious preserves. Proceeds from any sales go to local charities.

Lucy Mitchell, the Golden Hill Community Garden project coordinator, said: "We are so grateful for the support we receive from the public and volunteers. The garden is a special place for so many people and this support enables us to continue what we do." 

The Garden is located in Bishopston behind Horfield prison and also runs toddler groups, after school clubs and holiday adventure days for children throughout the year. Their onsite 'Bishopton Balehouse' - a straw bale eco building - is available for hire for meetings and workshops. 

To find out more see: thegoldenhillcommunitygarden.com