This is a very informal network, which is RHS-affiliated and also a member of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (our entry) and Project Dirt.
Current projects for the Bloom volunteers:
- Abundance stalls - another three for 2018 - at the Library, in the Nightingale Garden and at Wulfstan Way.
- With Friends of Rock Road Library garden volunteers: sharing plants and support - and planning garden-related events.
- Front garden of Queen Edith's Medical Centre. In 2017, two Nightingale Gardeners planted a tiny triangle bed by the benches - we could do more but need to find some good weather and energy.
- Nightingale Community garden - this website;
- Rock Allotments: planning plant swaps and social events - also working with St James Church on their Pumpkin Picnic.
- Queen Edith's Primary School - year 3 gardens - with their Parents, Friends and Staff Association. A new project from Summer 2017. Nightingale gardeners are happy to provide some ideas, materials, muscle and plants from Nightingale.
- Wulfstan Way Raingardens - a new project from Spring 2017. Funded by an RHS Greening Grey Britain grant. Working with 28th Cambridge Cubs. In late 2017, we added a Friendly bench designed and made by Nightingale gardeners. In 2018, we will continue to add to the planting in the existing spaces and could extend the planting into new areas if we had more volunteers to maintain it and a plant budget.
Rebecca, Nightingale garden volunteer, is the acting co-ordinator for Queen Edith's in Bloom but would really love to share this project with lots of other keen people.
See the new Cambridge Wild webpage for useful links.
- We are listed on the RHS Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife webpage (2017 grants);
Last updated: 9 March 2018