Community Garden

The walled garden provided fruit and vegetables for the Insole household. In public ownership, its need and maintenance declined and it gradually became like a wilderness, in danger of being overrun by sycamores.

Due to the initiative of local resident John Isaacs, the garden was saved from its relentless decline. In 2009, a group of hardy gardeners came on Saturday mornings. Digging and clearing one corner, they worked their way around the garden. Since then it has been used to grow fruit and vegetables on a communal basis.

The Community Garden Group also fund-raises to support the redevelopment of the gardens at the Court, with its annual Garden Bring & Buy Sale being one of our annual community fund-raising events.

There are around 50 members of the Insole Court Community Garden Group who meet in regular sessions to work on the garden and socialise.

At the moment (March 2020) the garden is closed to the public, and is being maintained safely by our volunteers.

If you want to become a Community Garden Volunteer and help with regular garden tasks, please email Angela at [email protected].


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