We have founded three community gardens in Powys. Each site has been designed through courses and consultations with local residents and are maintained by groups of volunteers. They all have very unique aspects.
Newtown Community Garden
The Newtown Community Garden Site is a 2.5 acre growing site right in the heart of Newtown. Situated adjacent to Newtown College and Theatre Hafren the garden is surrounded by residential estates that can benefit from its work. We have regular volunteer days every Wednesday from 10 – 4pm with lunch available at 1pm.
The site houses several micro enterprises (nursery, rasied beds & food hub) as well as demonstration and research growing areas, micro allotments for amateur gardeners, communal spaces for the community to enjoy, such as a fire bit, round house, bbq, and open lawn areas and cropping areas to feed into our boxes.
This site is open for the community to use, learn in and enjoy. Please feel free to approach us with project and ideas for using this space. We want everyone to be inspired by what we do here, and empowered to take vegetable growing and food production home with them.
Llanidloes Community Garden
A fantastic secret garden, right in the centre of Llanidloes. Previously used as a dumping ground, this site has been transformed into a thriving community garden complete with an outdoor cob oven, micro allotments, seating, kids play area, terraced fruit beds, espalier fruit trees and wildlife area with pond.
Regular volunteer days are held on the first Thursday of the month, 11am – 2pm. The garden is open to allotment holders and other visitors at any time.
Llanfyllin Community Garden
Cae Bodfach is an area next to the Cain river, upstream of Llanfyllin town that is rented by the town council from the Bodfach estate as a community asset. We have created a beautiful forest garden that the whole community can benefit from.
There is a volunteer day every Thursday