Brandon Village Community Garden

A community-run allotment garden for the benefit of the Village

A community-run allotment garden for the benefit of the Village

  • Making a growing space for vegetables, fruit and flowers
  • Maximising biodiversity through planting with native species
  • Encouraging and supporting wildlife
  • Fostering the sharing of knowledge and the passing on of experience
  • Creating an enjoyable learning environment for children
  • Using methods which are, as far as possible, environmentally sustainable and organic.

Above all, to create a space for compansionship, enjoyment and relaxation.

During the spring and summer of 2010 we took a derelict allotment and turned it into the Brandon Village Community Garden.  The Garden is for the local community and visitors to the area.  It is open for events and whenever a Garden volunteer is working in it.

Site leveling, digging the holes for water tanks and the pond and erecting the fences was carried out by landscape and construction experts, based in the village.  The west wall was rebuilt by specialist stonemasons and the greenhouse was erected by its manufacturers.  Everything else was done by the village residents (with a little help and instruction with the dry-stone wall).  The garden was officially opened by City of Durham MP Roberta Blackman-Woods on September 30th 2010.