Network of Community Gardens/Allotments in Ireland and Northern Ireland
A virtual connection for community gardeners, providing support and promotion, sharing resources and learning, and exchanging ideas.
Excerpts from their website:
Greystones & Kilcoole Community Garden
Our garden is going into its third summer season – we are growing edibles, plus plants to attract wildlife and as companion planting.
Mullaghmore Peace Garden, Mullaghmore, Co Sligo
A very old garden re-opened in 2010, the Peace Garden in Mullaghmore is a tranquil walled space situated in the centre of Mullaghmore village.
We are a garden groups set up looking to create something special in the hills of Donegal – OUR aim is to grow and educate ourselves as much as we can while creating a community of co operative like minded people and gardeners – so far in the garden we have a formal veg garden and an old orchard – this year we are looking to create soft fruit picking area and an edible forest.
KLP County Food Enterprise Initiative
The KLP initiative brings five community gardens around County Kilkenny together to work, support and develop community food growing projects.
Callan Community Garden
A new and exciting community garden project that’s started with Leader funding at the Family Resource Centre. We’ll be investigating business and work initiatives as well as involving the whole community within the resource centre, using the garden as the main hub.
Abbeyleix Community Garden
Wicklow Community Garden
Community Garden in Wicklow Town, for local people to grow organic food.
Goresbridge Community Garden
Established in 2010 and seeing new groups of people come and go each year, this garden is in the heart of a rural village and welcomes anyone of all ages.
Leighlin Parish Community Garden
Started in February 2012 on a patch of land donated by the parochial house, Leighlin Parish Community Garden welcomes anyone who’d like to get involved.
Grow Your Own Future
Grow Your Own Future is a programme teaching Organic Horticulture (FETAC Level 5) to lone parents.
Millenium Community Garden
Millennium Court Community Garden
A small but energetic garden built in the community centre where young and old are welcomed.
The Muck and Magic Community Garden
Our garden is now three years in its development. From humble beginnings of a few raised beds on a site that was dominated by ornamental trees. We acquired additional ground where we erected a polytunnel with significant growing space which we plan to make great use in the coming season. We meet twice a week. On one of these sessions we have a group of intellectually challenged volunteers from a Centre nearby.
Ionad Niamh Pádraig community garden . Dore
A new community garden group set up in Donegal . Getting ready for the new growing season and looking forward to producing some veggies!!
Cara house Community Gardeners
Gairdín Pobail – the YARD community garden, Falcarragh
Cloughjordan School Gardens
Cloughjordan School Gardens is a collaborative project between two primary schools in one North Tipperary village – one Catholic, one Church of Ireland. Through working together to grow and share food, the parents and pupils of both schools hope to also grow stronger links between different groups their community.
Colin Glen Community Garden and Allotments
Groundwork Northern Ireland and Colin Neighbourhood Partnership are developing a vibrant and green, community food project. Growing our own whilst growing community. Peas and love!
Phase one complete which includes 54 large raised beds. Polytunnels, Community building with Kitchen, storage and toilets, compost bays and rabbit proof fencing.
Phase two is exciting! We plan to develop a unique community based training centre, community cafe and local food hub promoting organic growing and sustainable living based around social enterprise. We aim to offer a comprehensive range of training courses throughout the growers year. Infrastructure will include an eco-friendly community building, sensory garden, outdoor teaching space, demonstration gardens and much more. Care for our environment will be at the core of everything we do.
Helen’s Bay Community Garden
Running since 2009, this project incorporates individual plots and communal areas, including veg beds, a polytunnel and a soft fruit area. Kindly hosted by Helen’s Bay Organic Gardens, we enjoy the beautiful surroundings, a bit of craic, exercise and tea, and could always do with more helpers for the weeding!
Scarrif Community Garden
Scarrif Community Garden is part of East Clare Co-op. Situated in the heart of Scariff, a beautiful tranquil garden with permaculture areas, raised veggie beds, sensory garden and children’s play areas. All welcome!
Clann Family Resource Centre Community Garden
A small community garden established in 2012
Santry Community Garden
Established 2 years ago to revitalise the historic and beautiful 4 acre walled garden within Santry Demesne in North Dublin, our garden comprises a thriving kitchen garden with polytunnel and heritage orchard. We are also working on a recreational garden in the front section of the plot. It’s a huge plot so we are always looking for new members to join us in this exciting and rewarding venture.
The Village Garden Community Garden
The Village Garden is a new garden in Finglas, in the grounds of FAST, the Finglas Addiction Support Team.
Blarney Park Community Garden
Blarney Park is a new Community Garden in Kimmage. The Community Garden is located in allotments provided by Dublin City Council. We’re currently at the planning stage and looking forward to getting growing!