Garden Project

The Plan

The Sunflower Centre is investing in the creation of a kitchen garden to offer educational, wellbeing and mindfulness activities as well as an opportunity for local individuals to join in communal gardening.  We would like to open this project out to local people and to offer the opportunity to learn, share and socialise in the community.  We have a professional landscaper and a team of landscape/gardening students that you are welcome to join.

Elwood Amey is a local gardener who is also a trained homeopath and has run Forest Schools for children in his time too.  Elwood is the person with the skills to lay out the side plot next to the Sunflower kitchen/staffroom to make best use of the space for an outside classroom with raised beds in a series of terraces making best use of the sloped ground.  There will be a planted 'fedge' made of woven growing willow edging the plot.


Garden Infrastructure - Schedule

Stage 1 - 21-24 Nov '17 - creating outside classroom area
Stage 2 - 4-8 Dec '17 - cut & fill terracing with sweet chestnut edging for raised beds
Stage 3 - 22-26 Jan '18 - new fencing & planting willow fence/hedge ('fedge')
Stage 4 - 5-9 Mar '18 - brick & decking seating area


Ideas for the garden project so far:
Gardening Classes for Children
Mindful Gardening sessions
Courses in Medicinal Herbs - both how to grow and prepare remedies for self-care

Stage 1 - 21-24 Nov '17 - creating outside classroom area

Stage 2 - 4-8 Dec '17 - cut & fill terracing with sweet chestnut edging for raised beds

Stage 3 - 22-26 Jan '18 - new fencing & planting willow fence/hedge ('fedge') 

Stage 4 - 5-9 Mar '18 - brick & decking seating area

View times and prices for all classes, workshops and therapies here.

Classes & Workshops Therapy Prices