Gardens and gardening

Gardening is a great way to stay active and spending time in a garden has plenty of benefits to our health and well-being.  For people without their own garden the options can include helping neighbours with their gardens, helping out or spending time in community gardens or having an allotment or share in one.

Community Gardens

Shinewater Community Garden

We are looking for groups of volunteers from local schools, groups or clubs to adopt a bed at the Shinewater Community Garden. For more details please contact Sarah Roberts on 01323 436436.

The Renee White Memorial Garden – Dursley Road and Winchcombe Road

The Renee White Memorial Garden has been named in tribute to Renee White, a resident of Winchcombe Road for many years who continually championed getting something done about the waste area behind her house.

If you are interested in helping shape the garden and moving it forward, please contact Sheila at or ring on 07808 458169.

The garden is one of the first of projects between residents and Transition Town’s Edible Eastbourne. The aim is to create spaces that provide food, attract the bees and butterflies and a place to relax and enjoy.

Matthew 25 Mission Physic Garden

The Matthew 25 mission at Christchurch, Seaside planted a large community garden in 2013 growing fresh vegetables to help supply the kitchen so that clients of the mission have access to fresh healthy food.

2014 saw the birth of the Physic Garden – a collection of culinary and medicinal herbs. Watch this space for more information in March 2014 or ror more details please contact or

Gardening courses

Check the Events calendar for updates on any courses or let Street Learning know if you would like a course in your area by ringing 01323 436436.

Seed exchanges

Check the Events calendar for information about any Seed Exchanges.