Stream Walk Community Garden

SWCGThis is a place where people can come for gardening and crafts several times a week. A wonderful haven of previously disused allotment land close to the centre of town, the garden is leased from Canterbury City Council as a partnership between TTW, Whitstable Volunteer Centre (now Red Zebra) and Kent Enterprise Trust.

Visitors and volunteers can visit the garden to see the organically managed vegetable beds which demonstrate different ways of growing vegetable e.g. companion planting, Square Foot Gardening, using raised beds, green manures, mulching and no-dig methods.

SWCG 2The garden has extensive compost bins, a composting toilet, wildlife pond, a ground water pump with water storage, a polytunnel and a Forest Garden. Where possible we use building materials that are either re-used or recycled wood from pallets or locally coppiced untreated chestnut.

Children in SWCG

We run a Children’s Gardening project every Friday morning, a Bodgers’ Hut for carpentry and crafts every Thursday morning,and a general gardening day on the third Saturday of the month, from 10 till 2. The Garden also opens on Tuesdays from 10 to 12 for a gardening session run by our partner organisation, Kent Enterprise Trust.Seed swop

At the appropriate times of year we organise seed swaps and plant sales. These might take place at the Farmers’ Market, the fundraising at Whitstable Junior School Car park or other locations.Seeds and plants come from StreamWalk Community Gardens and from our own gardens and allotments.

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