Plant together, grow together

We love growing food for our community! At the Holme Farm vegetable patch, we grow fruit and vegetables for as much of the year as we can. Even in the cold winter months, we plant exciting species from cooler climes. And when springtime comes, we’re ready to plant more traditional English vegetables. Some of our seeds have been generously donated by Longacres garden centre – thank you!

“Every seed we plant is a step towards a more sustainable, connected community. Join us in growing not just vegetables, but relationships and wellbeing.”

Annie

Community Garden Lead

Join Our Gardening Community

Our gardeners meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am-1pm. 

Depending on the time of year, we prepare the ground or plant, maintain and harvest our crops. We work together to grow produce, but also to enjoy each other’s company and spend time outdoors with nature.

We are a mixed group made up of experienced gardeners, those who are new to it and everyone else in between. Everyone’s view counts – both Latin names and common sense are equally welcome here! There is a wealth of knowledge among our experienced gardeners and we welcome the fresh perspective of newcomers too. 

The Holme Farm community is welcome to take whatever fruit and veg they can use from the vegetable patch. We make gluts into jams and chutneys to sell at our annual Spring Fair and Christmas Fair, raising money to buy next year’s seeds and support the wider work of the charity. 

Looking ahead, we hope to work with local food banks to provide fresh vegetables to those in need and eventually our produce will be used in our cafe. Watch this space!

Stories from Our Allotment

Anabel

“Joining the community vegetable patch has been a joy. I’ve learned so much about gardening and have met some amazing people along the way.”​

Dani​

“The sense of community and shared purpose in the allotment is truly special. It’s more than just gardening; it’s about growing together.”​

Fraser

“I never knew how rewarding it would be to get my hands dirty and watch things grow. The allotment has been a great place to connect with nature and neighbours.”​

Nurture the garden, nurture yourself

The physical and mental health benefits of working outside with nature are well documented. Being outside and in touch with the cycle of the gardening year can help us find our sense of proportion, even when times are tough.