Golden Hill Garden's all set for harvest

August 24 2017

Autumn seems to have come early this year and although it brought with it the rain, it also brought an early harvest of delicious fruit and vegetables grown by the volunteers at Golden Hill Community Garden.

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Autumn seems to have come early this year and although it brought with it the rain, it also brought an early harvest of delicious fruit and vegetables grown by the volunteers at Golden Hill Community Garden. 

To celebrate the coming of autumn the garden will host its annual Harvest Fair Saturday September 9 from 1-4pm. This is a fabulous local community event with traditional fair games, free family activities, treasure hunts, pond dipping, music and pizza from a frog clay oven! 

This year, with the support of Barcan+Kirby, organisers aim to make the event as accessible as possible to people and families with disabilities or special educational needs; this will include a sensory trail and play area for children. 

Another exciting development in the garden this month is that it intends to open to the public on Sundays, from September 10, and then fortnightly. Sessions will run from 10am until noon. 

Pete Clee, from the garden, said: "We are hoping that this will encourage volunteers who are unable to come to our Wednesday sessions because of work. They will be able to take advantage of the opportunity to have fun in the sun, which always shines on us! 

“Come and enjoy our award winning garden, and see how we have developed over six years of growing success. We welcome everybody, however able, and are specially proud of our wheelchair accessibility." 

The garden can be found in Bishopston, just through the gates at the end of Monk Rd, behind Bishop Road School and Horfield Prison. 

Further information can be found on the website thegoldenhillcommunitygarden.com