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Welcome

Our Story GROW MAYOW COMMUNITY GARDEN H E L L O Grow Mayow Community garden Once a old park keepers depot, is now an award winning not for profit community garden. Its run and maintained by volunteers. We run weekly activities for which we charge a small fee to help us pay for the garden's up-keep. See the what's on page here    It's the perfect place to both learn and relax, and is a great place for kids . A favorite place to visit for local families, gardeners and wildlife watchers from further afield. There are plenty of families who are not so fortunate to have a garden and those rely on the park and a community garden for their well being and a place where all can learn, play and grow together. We are a resource for community outdoor education and recreation for all to give visitors and volunteers the opportunity to improve well-being and knowledge and to encourage and promote ecological diversity. A community garden is an important par

In the garden

SUMMER IN OUR GARDEN  We get a lot of questions about low maintenance gardening with interest and plants for pollinators. Below you will find some come and come again annual seeds we sow in October. Most of these plants we have sown only once and they come back year after year with not having to do anything.  Now, how easy can that bee? Ami Majus Cerinthe Mayor Cosmos Crimson red clover Foxgloves Phacelia  Honesty Lunaria Poppies  Alliums ( Bulb ) Crocus                                 A P R I L 2018 S U M M E R For those that follow Grow Mayow on  Instagram ,  you will have already seen some of these photos.   Still, I have added some new ones too.  We had this little fellow on the Cardoon all summer long, loving it. Don't blame it, really! What a dream!!    The Cardoons also called artichoke thistle have now gone  from the br

Our bees

    At Grow Mayow Community Garden we have been keeping honeybees for years.  Every volunteer can have a hands on experience into beekeeping.  I taught many people beekeeping and some went on to have their own hives and some like Paul made a life changing decision to change his career into becoming a professional beekeeper.  Here he is back at the garden and now teaching Caroline, one of our volunteers  ( and me holding the camera )  Thank you for watching For  part 2 click here         I n the back of our garden we are keeping bees for over 10 years  and they are thriving well. KIDS AND BEES The mission of the Kids and Bees program is to educate the next generation of citizens on the importance of bees and inspire them to take part in the bees' preservation.   WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Our bees provide one out of every three bites of food that we eat.   No bees, no food, no us    It's also a commonly known fact that our bees are in troubl