Please garden peat free! We do.
List of peat-free nurseries and composts. Pledge support on Butterfly Conservation website.

We have a new facebook page do ‘like us’!

Next drop-in gardening sessions: Monday 11 and Sunday 17 November, 2 pm to 4.

  • Monday 11th - Remembrance Day - first thing: forecast says 10% chance of rain and chilly. See you from 2 to 4ish. We won’t hang around ‘cos it gets dark so early.

  • 2 October: Draft notes from Sunday’s Group meeting are online from the gardening page.

  • We won’t have sessions on 2 December to 6 January - gardeners taking a break. And not on Sunday 19th January (maybe not on 20th Jan) the co-ordinators are unavailable.

All welcome - even if you don't want to garden, we like to share hot (or cold) drinks and chat - 'Gardeners' Tea at 3' (flyer). Always keep an eye on the weather forecast and we will put updates here. 

About the garden...

The Nightingale community garden project is turning a  dis-used bowling green into a biodiverse garden for everyone to enjoy.

We are in a corner of Nightingale Park/Rec, across the Hills Road from Addenbrooke's hospital and biomedical campus in South Cambridge (visit us).

Funding the garden project: We have been quite successful making applications for funding for the larger changes to the garden, but are also supported by individual donations.

In May 2018, we started a new constituted group (with its own bank account), Nightingale Gardeners, details of which are on our gardening page. If you like what we do and would like to support the garden project contact us but we also have a kitty tin in the garden during our Sunday and Monday sessions and at garden events and this now goes to our bank account for everyday expenses.

  • short video of the garden, its people and wildlife.

  • FunPalace video - on Sunday 8 October 2017. Many thanks to Chris Rand for the video expertise - we love them.

This is a website written by regular garden volunteers, who work alongside, and under the direction of, City Council Streets and Open Spaces (SOS).

Last updated: 11 November 2019

21 June 2019: the garden was very colourful. On most months, it is a good place to explore - or just sit and think…

21 June 2019: the garden was very colourful. On most months, it is a good place to explore - or just sit and think…