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Community Garden at the Carlton Club

Our Garden pools together a variety of skills and ideas from local residents, and welcomes everybody who enjoy the outdoor life. The activities are led by Helene Rudlin who has 20 years experience in community gardening and horticultural therapy with RHS, Permaculture and Garden Design qualifications.

Contact gardening@whalleyrangers.org if you would like to discuss anything or meet before getting involved, or just drop in on Saturday! We always have the kettle on! 

Carlton Club, Carlton Road, Whalley Range

We meet every Saturday from 1:30pm - 3:30pm

This is an exciting venture for us as it is a beautiful and safe setting that is ideal for families. The social club committee are keen to develop their property as a community asset, for the use and enjoyment of local residents. For Whalley Rangers the garden will provide a central location for our garden tool library and base for our urban gardening initiatives.
Our aim is to create a garden that people can enjoy, contribute to and relax in. A garden that becomes a valued community asset for it's social value. There will be some veg and fruit growing, but also plants for wildlife, for beauty and to enhance the grounds of the social club. We want to provide for young people too, and use the garden for social events and social projects. Local people will benefit from volunteering and enjoying the garden. The Carlton Club will have improved grounds and greater community involvement in the club.
Whalley Range, though a leafy suburb, is an inner city area with a diverse community, neighbourhoods with high deprivation and a high proportion of flats. Community gardening will provide opportunities for neighbours to socialise and to gain gardening skills and knowledge. It will contribute to community pride in the area and enable neighbours to get to know each other.
Our tool library supports neighbourhood gardening projects across the ward, such as the ginnel gardens we are introducing in the Dukeries, and the planters in our local shopping area. We'll use our poly tunnel greenhouse to grow new plants for the garden and these projects.

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