Help to create Horsforth Community Garden

by Horsforth Community Garden in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Help to create Horsforth Community Garden

Total raised £2,360

raised so far

26

supporters

To create a garden for all our community where we will grow and learn about flowers, fruits and vegetables, and feel the benefits of nature

by Horsforth Community Garden in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 24th July 2022 we'd raised £1,780 with 22 supporters in 49 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

Horsforth resident Janet Little had an idea, to share her love of gardening and delight in seeing something grow, through a community garden. Over the last 12 months this seed of an idea has taken root and grown into a plan. 

A dedicated team of Horsforth residents have worked to take on guardianship of a piece of land in Horsforth Hall Park, just outside the entrance to the Japanese Garden. Residents from the wider community were invited to comment on the proposed garden design via a number of consultations at various locations and a plan with costs has been set out.

We are now looking for people from all corners of our community to come together and make Horsforth Community Garden a success through donations of time, money, sponsorship or any of the items listed below. Your contributions and support are gratefully received. 

PHASE 1 

This will be to create the structure of the garden, that will include installing paths, so we can ensure the garden is fully accessible to everyone. Due to the garden being in a public place we need external contractors to do this structural work and we need the funds in place to be able to contract them. 

The cost of Phase 1 will be around £7,000, of which the garden team have now raised £6,235 (as of 24th September 2022). This has been raised through this page, direct sponsorship from local businesses and local grant funding.

WE ARE SO GREATFUL TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED SO FAR! 

Once the paths are in place, we will be able to establish more in the garden.

PHASE 2 - YOU COULD HELP FUND: 

Raised beds; Plants and Seeds; Fruit trees; Information boards; Soil; Water buts; Composting beds; Tables; Tools; Bug houses; Bird boxes & other equipment

WHAT THE GARDEN WILL PROVIDE

  • Opportunities for people who want to garden but don’t have a garden 
  • Ways for people to learn about gardening, plants and ideas for tackling climate change in our communities
  • Physical and mental health benefits 
  • A place for people in the community to connect, from diverse groups 
  • Support for inter-generational work and skills-sharing 
  • Fresh seasonal produce for all to access and learn about 
  • Giving people real and tangible ways to respond to their concerns about climate change within their homes, workplaces and community

We know Horsforth is a very generous community and we hope that you might be able to give whatever you can to help turn this idea into a reality....

For more information on business sponsorship packages please contact - [email protected].

WHO WE ARE

Horsforth Community Garden is a working group of the Friends of Horsforth Hall Park, a constituted group who have a community agreement with the Parks & Countryside Department of Leeds City Council and with support from Horsforth Town Council.

The project is also supported by Claire Evans, ABCD Community Builder for Horsforth. 

The garden team - who are all local resident volunteers are...

Janet Little

Penny Pinn 

Janet Galvin

Christine Martin 

Barry Martin

Loretta Jones

Caroline Galvin

KEEP UP WITH THE PROJECT

Email us: [email protected]

Sign up for more information about how to get involved. 

Follow us: www.facebook.com/HorsforthCommunityGarden

Pop down: We'll be in the garden space most Thursdays from 2pm.

LATEST NEWS 

Check back here over the coming weeks to see how the garden is developing (even before we have the paths!)

FIRST 'DIG DAY' - Thursday 16th May 2022

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The full plot - to the right of the entrance to the Japanese Garden.

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Our volunteer group speaking with some of the parks team staff, who were interested to hear more about the project and who...

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....saved us a lot of time and energy by getting their rotavator machine to create the first bed! 

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Plants for the first bed, grown by Christine, Janet and Penny - raspberries, blackcurrants, red currants, squashes and glob artichokes.

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The first bed all planted up!

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With raspberry and blackberry bushes closest to the Japanese Garden end.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Become a seed funder

£10 will go towards everything we need to establish a community garden in Horsforth for all to enjoy.

£20 or more

Help our community to grow

To buy seeds, soil, and plants - for local groups and school children to learn about plants and gardening

£20 or more

Give the gift of fruit

£20 could buy a fruit tree - like apple, plum or pear - for all to enjoy and learn about

£30 or more

A portion of path

£30 will buy a portion of the paths - which will form the bedrock of our community garden and be fully accessible for all including wheelchair users

£50 or more

Accessible raised beds

These will enable all in our community to get planting and growing including wheelchair users

£100 or more

New creative ideas for the garden

You could help to create hand-made compost beds, raised beds, bug hotels, or various plants for all to enjoy as the garden changes over time.

£1,000 or more

Sponsorship

Would your business like to be one of our main sponsors? Please contact us to discuss.

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