Filton Community Garden
The project, to build a garden on Elm Park started in 2011 with a simple idea, to create a space, a focal point, for the community to come together not only to enjoy relaxing and playing in but also to be a part of its creation.
The garden has been designed with access for the less able bodied with a central seating and raised flower bed area planted with tactile and perfumed plants and herbs. Additional seating and picnic tables have been installed and you can take a walk through the trees along a woodland path.
Over the years the garden has evolved with lots of new areas and features. The herbaceous border and rockery has been extended to incorporate a fernery.
Community beds have been created tended by our schools, youth club and Twinning Association and other organisations.
In the far corner of the garden use has been made of an old tree with the creation of an owl carving. The tree also incorporates a fairy door which is surrounded by ornaments for children to play with.
We have a large wildflower bank and herb garden which provide nectar for bees.
Sited next to the bug house and impressive bird table is a pond and bench in memory of Bill Moore who was the inspiration behind the garden.
We have a lovely orchard planted by our schoolchildren.
The garden has recieved many accolades and rewards principally from the RHS who have awarded it its’ highest accreditation of outstanding for the past 7 years.
Look out for details of events in the garden on this page and also on the garden noticeboard.
The committee meet on the second Saturday of each month 10.00-12.00 in the Town Clerk’s Office by the Filton Pool and Leisure Centre near the garden. Anyone with ideas for the garden or interested in getting involved is welcome to attend.
Come along and enjoy the garden!
Community Garden meetings were suspended during the Covid pandemic, the last meeting before the various lockdowns was in March 2020.
The Committee met on 24 April 2021 and are due to meet again in July 2021 by which time all lockdown restrictions should be lifted.