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Growing communities with Belfast City Council

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Local volunteers at Finlay Park community garden

Earlier this spring, a new project was launched in partnership with Belfast City Council to encourage people to get involved with their local greenspace.

The 'Growing Communities' project focuses on the development of a number of community gardens throughout the city with regular Grow Your Own sessions delivered by The Conservation Volunteers. All projects are open to the public, no experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and the willingness to get your hands dirty! Under 16s must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

With projects throughout the city and delivered on weekdays and weekends, there's something to suit everyone. Join in, feel good!

Open projects include:

  • Monday – 10am-12noon Glen Community Garden next to Glen Road Community Centre, Lenadoon
  • Tuesday – 2pm – 4pm Knocknagoney Community Garden, east side of Knocknagoney Park
  • Thursday - 10am-12noon Grosvenor Community Garden, next to Roden Street Community Centre
  • Thursday - 2pm – 4pm Whiterock Community Garden, within the grounds of Whiterock Community Centre
  • Thursday - 6pm – 9pm Finlay Park, Whitewell Road
  • Friday 10am - 2pm Ballysillan Community Garden, Oldpark Road
  • Saturday 10am – 2pm Musgrave Community Garden, within Musgrave Park, Stockman's Lane
  • Sunday –11am – 3pm Grove Community Garden, close to Grove Wellbeing Centre

For more information the Growing Communities project please contact Helen Tomb at or on 028 9064 5169.