Grimsby in Bloom Community Garden

by Grimsby in Bloom in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

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Grimsby in Bloom plans a new Community Garden with nature zone, friendship garden, fruit/veg plot, and event spaces for community activities

by Grimsby in Bloom in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

**A Blossoming Vision: Grimsby in Bloom's Community Garden Project**

 

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*Growing Together: Nurturing Nature and Community*

 Grimsby in Bloom is a community initiative firmly rooted in the principles of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), focusing on horticulture, environment, and community. Our mission is to enhance the beauty and sustainability of Grimsby through various projects and events that engage residents in environmental conservation and horticultural practices.

At the heart of Grimsby in Bloom is our community café and Gardens, where locals gather to enjoy refreshments and discuss ideas for improving our green spaces. Alongside the café, we currently maintain a small garden, providing a tranquil retreat within our urban landscape.

1712092846_1712092849411.jpegThrough workshops, tree-planting events, and other activities, we aim to educate and inspire residents to take an active role in caring for their environment. By following the three pillars of the RHS, we ensure our initiatives are both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally responsible, fostering a greener, more connected community for all. Now, we're thrilled to unveil our ambitious plans for a new Community Garden, poised to enrich the lives of residents and visitors alike.

 

*Excitement Blooms: Embracing a New Chapter*

As we eagerly embark on this transformative project, our team is buzzing with excitement at the prospect of breathing new life into previously unused green space within our community. With our collective passion and unwavering commitment, we envision creating more than just a garden; we aim to establish a vibrant oasis that celebrates nature, fosters friendships, and champions sustainability.

 The prospect of revitalising this unused green space ignites our imagination and fills us with a sense of purpose. We see endless possibilities for transforming this blank canvas into a thriving ecosystem teeming with colourful flowers, lush foliage, and buzzing pollinators. It's not just about planting flowers and trees; it's about creating a welcoming sanctuary where residents can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, reconnect with nature, and forge meaningful connections with their neighbours.

*Planting Seeds of Change: The Vision Unveiled*

The new Community Gardens we include

 Nature's Sanctuary

A tranquil haven awaits, a nature hub, complete with a serene pond and habitat provisions for local wildlife. Here, visitors yMay be an image of 8 people, amphibian and text that says "Grimsby In Bloom Nature Hub' ECOBIRD BIRD feeders"oung and old can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and gain hands-on learning about Grimsby's rich biodiversity. The wildlife that will call this area home will also aid in the development of other areas in the community garden.

Friendship Garden: A place of solace and connection, in this garden you will find winding paths and cosy seating areas that invite visitors to relax and unwind. This space will be adorned with fragrant blooms and designed to promote mental well-being and community cohesion. Guests and volunteers will be encouraged to take a moment to rest, relax and form new connections whilst listening to the bees and watching the butterflies jump from bloom to bloom 

Sustainable Living: Our fruit and vegetable growing spaces will not only promote self-sufficiency but also serve as a source of fresh produce for our onsite café. By cultivating our own food, we're fostering a deeper connection to the land and promoting healthy, sustainable lifestyles. These gardens will be designed with sustainability in mind. Growing beds will be at a level for people to sit whilst they work if needed, along with paths wide enough for wheelchairs enabling everyone to benefit from the opportunity to work in the garden.

1712092846_1712092849462.jpegGrowing Greener: With a tree nursery onsite, we're investing in the future of Grimsby's urban forest. Through the cultivation of native trees, we aim to enhance the town's greenery, mitigate climate change, and beautify our surroundings. The opportunity for a tree nursery on-site will enable us to contribute to the overall tree canopy of Grimsby.

 

*Join Us on Our Journey: Seeking Support for Our Dream*

To bring this inspiring vision to fruition, we're reaching out to our beloved community for invaluable support. As a dedicated team of volunteers, we pour our hearts and souls into nurturing our Community Garden, but we recognize that our efforts can only go so far without additional resources. While we work tirelessly to maintain and develop this space, there are limitations to what we can achieve on our own.

 Your generous donations will play a crucial role in ensuring that our Community Garden thrives as a safe, secure, and enjoyable space for all. With your support, we can enhance infrastructure, install necessary amenities, and implement eco-friendly practices that will benefit both visitors and the environment. Additionally, a portion of the funds raised will be dedicated to the construction of an outer perimeter fence. This fence is vital in maintaining the safety and security of our community gardens, protecting it from unauthorised access and ensuring that our efforts to cultivate a thriving oasis are safeguarded for years to come. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a meaningful difference in transforming our vision into reality.

 By donating your money to our Community Garden, you're not just providing financial assistance; you're sowing the seeds of a brighter, greener future for Grimsby. Your donation will enable us to create a cherished hub where families can connect with nature, neighbours can forge friendships, and future generations can learn about the importance of environmental stewardship. Together, let's cultivate a thriving oasis that will leave a lasting legacy for years to come.

 

Rewards

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

£200 or more

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£200 Reward

At this level you will receive a plaque dedicated to yourself, a loved one or your business on our new boundary fence.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

At this level you will receive a personalised Thank You email from one of our dedicated team members

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

At this level you will receive a personalised Thank You card and a hand filled packet of wild-flower seed for you to scatter in your garden or local area.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

At this level you will receive a pair of tickets to our Grand Opening event of the new Community Gardens

£75 or more

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£75 Reward

At this level you will receive a pair of VIP tickets to our Evening of Thanks.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

At this level you will receive a plaque dedicated to yourself or a loved one attached to a bench in one of our garden areas

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

At this level you will receive a invitation for 5 people to join us in a Planter or Hanging Basket planting workshop. (including refreshments)

£150 or more

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£150 Reward

At this level you will receive a invitation for 5 people to join us on a Christmas Wreath making workshop (including refreshment)

£500 or more

£500 Reward

At this level you will be treated to a VIP afternoon tea for 5 people in our Gardens with the Chair and Vicechair of Grimsby in Bloom. Not only that but you will also receive a private tour of the gardens and a goody bag to take home.

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