The award winning Community Garden, in Duckmore Lane, started life as a forgotten and overgrown triangle of land in the corner of the allotments. Tring in Transition, working with Tring Allotments Association, Tring Town Council and Tring Together have transformed the site.
You can find the garden on the right hand side just as you enter the allotments. The nearest area is for socialising, e.g. for the summer barbecue; the exchange of ideas, plants and produce. It grows annual vegetables mainly. The raised beds are high enough to be used as seating and also to enable access for wheel chair users.
The area behind is being developed as a forest garden, with a variety of short fruit trees, fruit bushes, herbs and other creeping edible plants.
You can find out more about the history and "work in progress" in our article "About the Community Garden".
You can be part of it
On the second Sunday or each month we have open gardening parties from 10am to 12 noon. Please come along and join us. See our Events page for more details.
Things to bring, gardening gloves, hot/cold drink. Generally we will be using, forks, spades, hand tools so if you bring a couple of tools from this list that's great. However, we do have some spares at the site.
We have a coffee break at 11am and we ring a bell to let people know, it's a good time to come and join us for a chat.
You can follow progress on our dedicated Facebook page or subscribe to our monthly garden newsletter.
If you're tidying your garden and come across any surplus, please bear us in mind. We would be grateful for any herbs, perennial vegetables, or fruit trees or bushes, you can spare. They can be left any time by the compost bins at the garden.
If you have any old spare gardening tools, we would be very grateful for them too. You can leave them in the porch at Green Meadows, Longfield Road, HP23 4DF.
Work done so far includes:
A vegetable plot has been added.
Trees and fruit bushes planted.
Raspberry canes planted.
Wood chip has been spread on the social area.
Three raised beds have been constructed.
Wildflowers have been planted around the social area.
Clover is being used as a green manure in the forest garden area. This will improve the soil and act as a weed suppressant.
Planted a row of Spanish Comfrey along the line of the Duckmore Lane hedge as a barrier to weeds from the hedgerow.
Built a potting table, tool store, compost bin.
Held activity sessions for Beavers and Cubs.
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