Facilities

There’s so much to see and make use of in our community garden:

 

Polytunnels

We have 4 polytunnels in the garden.

Polytunnel 1 is used by the growing team as their base.

As well as work and propagration areas, there are a number of beds used to cultivate crops for the garden members and the public.  The growing team plant up a number of variety of seeds early in the year, and nurture them to create seedings and plants for members, the public and for our plant sales.

Polytunnel 2 contains a number of raised beds used by the growing team to grow tomatoes,, cucumbers, sweetcorn, chillis and much more.  These are available to members and to the public to help raise funds to sustain the community garden.

Polytunnel 3 is used as a social and meeting space.  We’ve used it for Halloween and Christmas parties, flower shows, fundraising events, coffee mornings and much more.

Polytunnel 4 contains growing beds which can be hired by members to grow more tender crops, such as tomatoes, melons, cucumners, sweetcorn and chillis.

 

Orchard

We have a selection of fruit trees in and around our orchard in the hen enclosure.  2022 saw a particularly bountiful harvest.

 

Pizza Cob Oven

In 2019, gareden volunteers, supported by Historic Environment Scotland, constructed a pizza cob oven, using some of the clay excavated from the garden.  We’ve enjoyed some lovely pizza, topped with fresh produce, grown in the garden.

 

Solar Array

To help raise funds, we have a solar array, which feeds into the National Grid

 

Fruit Cage

We grow a selection of soft fruits, such as redcurrants, raspberries and blueberries in our fruit cage.

 

Water Collection and Storage Units

We are not connected to the mains water supply, so we collect and store rainwater from the rooves of our polytunnels.

 

We have a series of pumps and hoses to allow us to move the water to other storage units around the garden.

The collected rainwater can be used by members to water their beds.

 

Composting Area

Waste not, want not.  We don’t waste weeds, leaves and other vegetable matter.

Instead, we let nature turn it into valuable compost.

 

 

Wetland Area

At the lowest point of the garden, where water naturall collects, we have the wetland area and pond.  All the plants herre enjoy having their roots wet.

 

Tool Shed
Our fully-stocked tool shed has all of the tools you need to tend your raised bed and the community garden. Choose from trowels, forks, rakes, buckets, spades, wheel barrows and much more.

 

Club House

Our club house gets a lot of use for meetings, catch-ups and of course tea-breaks.

 

Weather Station
We have our own weather station in the garden, collecting information 24 hours a day.

You can see real-time data from our weather station on the Weather Underground website.

 

Toilet and Washing Station

We are not connected to the mains water supply, but we do have a chemical toilet and have a hand-washing station with UV-filtered water.