Got a patch of land near you? We can help you create a community garden for food, wildlife and beauty!
We’re cultivating little unused spaces around the city. Here are some examples:
Our nuttery is planted on National Trust land, beside the Skyline Walk at Smallcombe. Cobnuts, walnuts, almonds and sweet chestnuts were planted in 2011, and a quince, medlar and mulberry added in 2012.
The nuttery can only be reached on foot. Download our map for directions.
Vegmead, which has become famous in Transition worldwide, was created in an unwanted circular flower-bed in Hedgemead, a municipal park in Bath.
Vegmead is now being run independently of Transition Bath. See Vegmead Community Garden on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter.
Donkey Lane is a public path going down from Claremont Buildings to Perfect View.
Starting in 2011, a few local residents cleared the triangle at the top of the lane of brambles and dug out stones which have been used to make paths and to terrace this sunny sloping site. The cleared patch is planted with
fruit, herbs and vegetables, and also with flowers for the bees and butterflies.
This small neglected space bordering Gravel Walk in Royal Victoria Park was turned into a community fruit and vegetable patch by a team of guerrilla gardeners. Its city centre location, right on the main tourist trail, makes it a good place for demonstrating productive growing – and being very small, it can be maintained through occasional workdays.
Cleveland House is a brand new guerrilla garden for 2016. Situated on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal to the south of Cleveland House (junction of Sham Castle Lane and Sydney Road). So far, we’ve planted raspberries donated by Bath Organic Group, rhubarb and globe artichokes donated by an allotmenteer and a Japanese wineberry from our Gravel Walk garden. Nat Cross from Foraging Bath is leading the project, we would normally clear a site before planting but, being a forager, Nat is retaining some edible weeds! If you live nearby and would like to help please email us.
Hanna Close Community Garden in Twerton was initially planted up in November 2015 by volunteers from Transition Bath, Timebank and the University of Bath. The site is approx. 50 metres behind Time Bank’s offices.
Anyone regularly passing by or living in the local area is invited to cultivate, plant and harvest fruit and veg there. Pop into Time Bank if you’d like to find out more.
The community garden in Park Street was started in 2009. In the summer many residents from Park Street and the nearby area enjoy fresh herbs, gooseberries, blackcurrants, onions, potatoes, beans, carrots, beetroot, courgettes, chard and squash.