Cobham Community Garden

by transitioncobham in Cobham

We did it
On 22nd December 2014 we successfully raised £2,711 with 41 supporters in 28 days

We're raising funds to build a community garden in Cobham where people can learn to grow fruit and vegetables together.

by transitioncobham in Cobham

 New stretch target

Our Stretch Target

We made it! Thank you so much for supporting us. We have another 5 days to go and have decided to stretch our target to £3000.

What will I use the extra money for?

We'll use the extra money for the two gates we need to install. 

We are planning to open the Cobham Community Garden in time for the 2015 growing season, but we need your help to build the fence.

We had the idea to set up a community garden in January 2013 and are hoping our dream will come true next year. We’ve been spreading the word about the garden and are in talks with the local council. The area used to be allotment land and we want to create a garden where people can learn and teach others how to garden so that we can all enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables. We are raising money for a 30m by 50m fence, as rabbits and deer are also keen on fresh produce!

This is what the plot of land currently looks like.

This is what the plot of land currently looks like.

Who is Transition Cobham?

Transition Cobham is a group of volunteers who are working towards a greener, healthier and happier Cobham. We want to make Cobham more sustainable and resilient and we are doing this through setting up a community garden.

Transition Cobham's first birthday

Transition Cobham's first birthday

What is a community garden?

A community garden is a garden where people can grow fruit and vegetables together. The produce will have very few food miles and will be available at a discount. Members of the community garden can learn how to grow fruit and vegetables and then buy the produce at a discount, depending on the hours they’ve worked in the garden.

What is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a way for us to involve the community. You pledge money and receive a reward such as a hand massage or a portrait session with a local photographer. It's an all-or-nothing campaign so if we don't raise the £2500, everyone gets their money back. Please help us ensure that this project is a success by pledging and spreading the word to your friends and family.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A THANK YOU for believing in the Cobham Community Garden project. Your name will appear on the Transition Cobham website.

£10 or more

4 of 30 claimed

£10 Reward

A GUIDED WALK around Cobham with members of Transition Cobham. We'll show you the highlights of our beautiful village. The walk will end on the Leg O'Mutton Field where the Cobham Community Garden will grow. Suitable for older children and adults.

£15 or more

3 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

Keep warm with a KNITTED HAT. One of our members will hand-knit a hat for you. You can choose the style (blocks or ribs) and the colour (navy, maroon or grey).

£20 or more

10 of 20 claimed

£20 Reward

A relaxing HAND or FOOT MASSAGE.

£20 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£20 Reward

A VOUCHER worth £25 to be spent in Jeremy Hobbs, a local independent men's clothes shop on Cobham High Street.

£35 or more

2 of 12 claimed

£35 Reward

Learn how to MAKE CHUTNEY with Gill. The half-day workshop will cover all the steps needed to make chutney. At the end you take a jar home with you.

£40 or more

6 of 15 claimed

£40 Reward

Two members of Transition Cobham will work in your GARDEN for an hour.

£100 or more

4 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

A PORTRAIT SESSION with local photographer, Elaine Boles. A mounted 8x10 picture is included.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£15 Reward

A £20 VOUCHER to be spent in Energetic Health, a local lifestyle store on Cobham High Street.

£50 or more

10 of 10 claimed

£50 Reward

Dedicate a FRUIT TREE to a loved one and see it being planted in the garden.

£250 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£250 Reward

The big one! DEDICATE a SHED to a loved one.

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