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St Cuthbert's Community Gardens

St Cuthbert’s Community Gardens

This exciting new project, launched just this year, aims to bring members of our churches and the community together to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers in raised beds in the grounds of St Cuthbert’s Church, Colburn.

So far, this has been financially supported by individual gifts, the Coop Community Grant Scheme, and grants from Richmondshire District Council, Funeral Partners Ltd and SPAR UK.    A small group of volunteers is busy building raised beds, installing sheds and tending both the existing raised beds and The Natalie Harker Memorial Garden. We are grateful to a number of local tradespeople, who have offered their time for free, or materials on generous terms. 

Our hope is to be able to establish a flourishing gardening group, to grow and share produce freely with the local community on a ‘Pick Your Own’ basis, and, in time, to be able to offer occasional gardening support to those locally who are struggling to maintain their own. We welcome enquiries about regular involvement, as we establish a sustainable team to take the project forward.

We believe that participants will benefit from improved mental wellbeing and opportunities for gathering socially. The offer of free produce to passers-by will improve diets locally and the larger floral displays will create greater beauty, for the enjoyment of the wider community.

Project Lead & Vicar: Revd Andrew Cromarty  M: 07717226791  email:










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