As Community Garden Week draws to a close, we thought this would be the perfect time to let you all know about our wonderful plans for our office here in the Queens Walk Community Centre.

Pictured here is a plot of grass, right by the entrance to our offices. We can see it’s got potential, but it needs a little love!

Queens Walk Community Centre Planter, before

Kathryn Cooper – artist, gardener and local Notts native – is teaming up with us to turn this space into a beautiful garden, with a wide variety of flowers to give the plot a rich ecosystem while looking great throughout the year.                                                                                                                          

Her plans have been designed to maximise the amount of time a plant is flowering, allowing ample time for bees to forage!

Once established, the garden will be easily maintained, with little more than occasional clipping and watering required to keep this mesmeric garden thriving.

There’s no need to worry about its condition in winter either, as Kathryn has planned the inclusion of flowering plants for all 4 seasons, meaning the garden will change with the weather, and constantly grow!

Illustration of Planter in Winter, Kathryn Cooper,

We’ll be keeping you updated with its progress, and you can expect to see a whole host of pictures as it changes throughout the seasons.

In the meantime, why not check out our favourite local community garden? Located right on our doorstep here in the meadows, the Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens are a green oasis in the heart of The Meadows, growing and selling a whole host of fruit and veg, educating and training the community, as well as providing a picturesque environment for relaxation and recreation. You can find out more about them here!

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