Jasmine Road Community Gardens

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Jasmine Road Community Gardens

Jasmine Road Community Gardens were awarded a PEBBLE grant to restore a neglected garden and develop it into an eco-hub.

Jasmine Gardens signJasmine Road Community Gardens took over the management of a garden, previously used for employment training by a community learning centre, which was a project funded through EU money. When the funding ran out, the group saw the opportunity of engaging the community by enhancing and restoring the neglected areas. The group successfully applied to funding from our PEBBLE fund in 2016-17 and 2017-18 to enhance the neglected areas.

The first grant that the group received, helped to fund the removal and clearing of the overgrown area. It also allowed the group to create a ditch and land drain which diverted flood water away from the site and into a created wetland area. Trees and shrubs were replanted and the old trees that were cleared away were stacked to create a habitat for insects.

With their first award, the group was able to purchase some trees to create an orchard area and begin creating a pond area. Their second grant enabled the group to buy some lining and plants for the pond to further enhance wildlife in this area of the garden.

Before and after view at Jasmine RoadPhotos of before work started and the orchard area developed as a result of the PEBBLE grant.  Photos by kind permission of Jasmine Road Community Gardens. 

The Community Garden has been developed through a wide range of volunteers, such as local people and those seeking employment. The group has also been working with two local primary schools, which both have their own space to grow vegetables.

The group has focused on education, engagement and science in the development of their community garden.