Since 2014, and especially during 2015 and 2016, lots of people have been involved, quite informally, in turning the dis-used bowling green into a 'community garden for everyone to enjoy'.
People and groups have included
- Friends of Nightingale Park;
- Social and therapeutic horticulture groups from both Grow Places and Headway Cambridgeshire. These staffed projects no longer use the garden. The Sunday and Monday sessions are now just volunteer-led.
- MedImmune team - at a CSR day in April 2016.
- Papworth Owl's Horticulture Project;
- Queen Edith's Community Forum;
- Park users and people recruited locally via the Queen Edith's Community News, Sustrans-supported social walkers, Transition Cambridge and various social media outlets.
In between gardening sessions...
If you see some people moving things around and bashing wood, they are the volunteer garden co-ordinators from Queen Edith's Community Forum. They do a few simple things under direction of Streets and Open Spaces. We would love to recruit more co-ordinators who can commit to coming along to most garden sessions and helping supervise the work done.
Last updated: 17 June 2017