Community Gardens list

What limited urban green space exists – we squander for more built environment over-development; this is not only killing our natural biodiversity in towns and cities, it stops us sharing and taking responsibility our mutual spaces, reduces trust, reduces feelings of safety and significantly reduces functioning socially together – which many people suffer loneliness.

Improving our green space is one of the most important and pivotal tasks of this era! In our fair city many districts have now established independent voluntary run community gardens – which the majority of them are constituted.

Below are some initial links of local community gardens, green space enthusiasts groups and nearby biodiversity/nature organisation links to help encourage you to get involved in local food growing, wildflower growing and green space improvements holistic activities!

Please tell us about your Community Garden / Green Space enthusiasts group – and we will add it to the list.

– ACE Community Garden
– Butetown Community Garden
– Canton Community Gardens
– Canton Grows Wild
– Edible Adamsdown
– Global Gardens
– Growing Street-Talk
– Leckwith and Groves Allotment Gardens
– Mackintosh Community Garden
– Maes Y Coed Community Garden
– Nature in Bute Park (Friends of Bute Park)
– Pentyrch Orchard Idea
– Plasnewydd Garden
– Riverside Community Garden
– Riverside Grows Wild
– St Mellons Community Garden
– Stargarallot Community Garden
– St Peter’s Community Gardens and Hall
– UpFront Gardens Project
– Whitchurch Community Garden


Please register your local group on ‘Share Cardiff’ on www.sharecardiff.co.uk/ – it’s FREE and its an opportunity to all groups who are holistically driven, sustainability orientated, socially responsible in the City to get registered and raise YOUR groups profile! Check it out and get your community garden or green space project out there !

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ACE Community Garden

The Action in Caerau & Ely charity encourages you to visit the Dusty Forge and partake in their many activities – including their vegetable growing space at the rear of the building adjacent to the car park.

ACE is based in a very plentiful area of green space and actively encourage the residents to help green up the Ely and Caerau districts!

Social Media: Facebook page.

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Butetown Community Garden

The Butetown Community Centre have some raised beds which volunteers tend to. We are actively looking for people to lead on the planting projects and encourage others to partake.

Nearby there are volunteers who also manage the flower beds in Loudoun square. If you are interested in joining in – please do contact the community centre for more information.

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Canton Community Gardens

Set up in July 2009, Canton Community Gardens aim is to encourage participation and events with a focus on gardening, the environment and sustainability.

Canton Community Gardens was set up in September 2009 to encourage local residents to get involved in a range of projects with a focus on gardening, recycling, sustainability and the environment.

We have undertaken a number of community projects including litterpicks, awareness raising events, organised the Canton Garden Fair and are currently creating a community garden at Chapter.

Website: http://www.cantoncommunitygardens.co.uk/

Social Media: Facebook link and Twitter page.

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Canton Grows Wild

Local residents community garden on Lansdowne / Atlas Rd, Canton. Using native species to help wildlife too.

Come join us ‘dig it’ 10.30am every Sunday.

Social Media: Facebook page & Twitter page

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Edible Adamsdown

Edible Adamsdown is a collective of locals from the Splott, Tremorfa, Adamsdown and Roath areas who are passionate about growing food and plants in the city.

We want to share our green spaces and open them up to all as a hub for sharing growing knowledge, getting our hands dirty and drinking cups of tea! We have our little secret garden at 10G Moira Terrace, a community allotment and have exciting plans for a community chicken coop and other growing projects! Join this group to find out what we are up to and when you can come along and get involved.

The garden will be open on the FIRST and THIRD Sunday of the month. But keep an eye out for extra events and opening times, especially throughout the summer.

Location of garden:  Click here.

Social Media: Facebook page

Our lovely little garden was originally designed by Michelle Fitzsimmons of www.ediblelandscaping.co.uk.

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Global Gardens

Cardiff community project about coming together through gardening, cooking and food. Our vision is to create a growing space that supports community-based sharing of food and cultures. We have an allotment site where we are cultivating an organic kitchen garden, celebrating crops from around the world. We have weekly sessions on a Saturday 3-6pm.

The crops grown are used in our monthly community suppers at the Embassy café, Cathays Community Centre and for other community-shared meals on the last Tuesday of every month.

We work with the Trinity Centre, a space that provides support and outreach for refugees and asylum seekers. Through the shared activities of gardening, cooking and eating our aim is to enable inter-cultural understanding and support community integration, health and well-being.

Social Media: Facebook page

Email: Soilandclay@gmail.com

Website: https://www.globalgardensproject.co.uk

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Growing Street-Talk

Growing Street Talk is an exciting new project working with street communities in Grangetown and Splott wards to develop front gardens and green the local streets. UpFront Gardens CIC, a social enterprise, is managing the project supported by two community partners, Keep Splott Tidy and Pentre Gardening Club and funded by the Big Lottery for three years.

By the end of the project we envisage there will be a number of streets in Splott and Grangetown wards where neighbours have connected and are working together to make their streets greener, friendlier and more vibrant. Growing Street Talk aims to help people recognise they have the power to make a difference to where they live.

Social Media: Facebook page and Twitter page.

Email: growingstreettalk@gmail.com

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Leckwith and Groves Allotment Gardens

Our allotments off Bessemer Road in western Cardiff can be rented at low cost by anyone interested in gardening and growing your own fruit, vegetables and flowers. Gardening at our site offers a peaceful and healthy break from the hustle and bustle of daily life, social activities, an on site shop and help and guidance from experienced growers.

New gardeners are always welcome.

Social media: Facebook page.

Email: Leckwithdroves@gmail.com.

Website: https://www.leckwithdrovesallotments.co.uk/

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Mackintosh Community Garden

The garden is located on Arran Street, to the rear of the Mackintosh Sports Club & Community Centre (itself located at 38 Keppoch Street). We aim to meet up every Saturday from 10am and there is plenty of digging, clean up, planting for all our volunteers to undertake.

For further information on volunteering at the garden, please send us a message via our Facebook page.

Social Media: Facebook page.

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Maes Y Coed Community Garden

Award winning Community Garden at Maes-y-Coed Community Centre, Cardiff. Community run facility. The garden group meet every Saturday from 10am all welcome

Phone: 07989 429 985

Social Media: Facebook page

Email: bookings@myc.wales

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Nature in Bute Park/Friends of Bute Park

The Friends of Bute Park committee is currently relaunching and doing a lot of preparation to ensure this happens. They have undertaken significant volunteering efforts in the park in the last 10 years and with balsam removal, adding new indigenous wildflowers and raising awareness of the amazing things in Bute Park – it is a significant volunteer resource for us all to share!

We are so lucky to have this wonderful park in the middle of the city and I am sure some of you will wish to continue sharing your photos and observations of what you see in the park.so please do!

The group is re-formatting in 2020 for relaunch – watch this space! Bute Park enthusiast who wish to consider being on the committee – please do get in touch!

Social Media: Facebook page.

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Pentyrch Orchard idea

Trees will be planted by the community, for the community. Bring the community together to make friends, get outdoors, look after our wildlife, learn something new and eat fruit!

Social Media: Facebook page

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Plasnewydd Garden

A RRAG [Roath Residents Action Group] project commenced in 2010. Meeting Every Saturday from 10:30am. Bringing the community of Roath together through communal gardening. We get volunteers from all over Cardiff to help out with various planting, of vegetables, fruits, herbs and wildflower!

We do regular workshops with external organisations coming in to share skills with many people – anything from food growing, composting, woodworking to name a few!

Social Media: Facebook page.

Email: roathresidents@gmail.com‎

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Riverside Community Garden

The Riverside Community Garden Project is a volunteer-led project, supported by local registered charity Grow Cardiff. You don’t need to have any gardening experience, just come along and have a go. We welcome anybody who enjoys gardening or working outdoors. Children are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.

Our lovely garden on Pontcanna Permanent Allotments includes a large organic veg, fruit and herb patch, a cabin with cob oven, bee hives, a forest garden, a thriving pond,and a woodwork and education shelter. Come and join us on Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-4pm or the first Saturday in the month.

Feel free to call in anytime between these hours – even if only to have a look around and join us for a chat and a cuppa with some friendly faces. On open days please phone the garden number (0753 238 5899) for access to the project. Entry is via the main gate to Pontcanna Permanent Allotments (Main gate is just off of Western Avenue, along the lane towards Cardiff Riding Stables)

Link: Facebook pages include: https://www.facebook.com/groups/27075907877/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/RiversideCommunityGarden/

Email: riversidecommunitygdn@gmail.com or Isla@growcardiff.org

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Riverside Grows Wild

Riverside Grows Wild

Social Media: Twitter page (shared with Canton Grows Wild)

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St Mellons Community Garden

St Mellons residents working together to transform an unused piece of land into a little eco-oasis. We work with Oakmeadow Court (a nearby Retirement Scheme) and Cardiff East Youth Action Group (form nearby Hub) to undertake various efforts in the garden and engage with the community on growing fruit and vegetables.

Call 0800 052 2526

Social Media: Facebook page

Email: claire.hammond@wwha.co.uk

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Stargarallot Community Garden

Stargarallot Community Garden is a new project for 2015, community members are invited to come and volunteer down at the plot on the Pengham Permanent site; Rover Way.

This project is open to anyone interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables and we are looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of running the allotment, so please contact us if you can spare some time! Timecredit earn opportunities are available and we will keep you updated of opening times and dates on this group. Any donations of anything allotment related would be very welcome!

Social Media: Facebook page.

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St Peter’s Community Gardens and Hall

Our motto: “Creation in Progress,  Progress in Creation”

Community Hall & Secret garden in Fairwater, Cardiff. Gardens open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Hall office open Thursday morning. Please email all enquiries.

We are a secret garden in a city suburb with an unusual combination of flower beds, raised vegetable beds, and and nature reserve, all created by volunteers.  Features include a large natural pond surrounded by wild plants, Welsh heritage apple trees, long double herb border, and wild flower meadow planted to encourage birds, bees and butterflies.

Social Media: Facebook page

Phone number: 02920 565 550

Email: stpeterscommunityhall1@gmail.com

Website: http://stpeterscommunitygarden.org.uk
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UpFront Gardens Project

We work with Cardiff residents to help them turn their front gardens into beautiful, productive growing spaces.

UpFront Gardens has the twin aims of growing food and increasing biodiversity in highly built up urban areas while at the same time increasing friendships and neighbourliness in urban streets.

The idea is to create productive front gardens in urban areas involving as many people as possible in the one street. The beauty of the plan is that each front garden will be primarily created and looked after by individual households but at the same time it will be a neighbourhood project where residents will discuss ideas, help each other and together create a street initiative which is about producing food, improving biodiversity and enhancing the attractiveness of their own neighbourhood. So it has all of the advantages that a private garden offers with all the advantages that a community project can bring.

Straightaway we have a sustainable way of growing food and improving biodiversity that is not reliant on volunteers and continuous project management but which still increases community connectivity, friendships and goodwill.

Liz Court, Michele Fitzsimmons and Helena Fox are the drivers behind UpFront Gardens who kick started the UpFront Gardens approach by installing a model UpFront garden (which was sponsored by Café Direct) in Liz’s front garden in Splott.

We manage the #community project, Growing Street Talk, @GST.TSyS funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Wales @TNLcommunityfundwales, currently running in #Grangetown, #Splott, #Tremorfa & #Pengam Green.

Social Media: Facebook page and Twitter page.

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Whitchurch Community Garden / Gardd Gymunedol Yr Eglwys Newydd

Location: Find the garden on the green triangle opposite Whitchurch Primary School on Erw Las. 

Our garden includes a range of raised and ground beds, including annuals, perennials, flowers and herbs and other edibles. 

We are proud of our four young trees (crab apple, walnut, fig and acer) and our two lovely benches.  We enjoy sharing the garden with the school children and parents who pass through and the local shoppers who often stop to rest here going to and from the shops. 

We are now encouraging birds and other wildlife.  We are a small enthusiastic group of volunteers and we would love to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming involved in ways large or small – no need to be an experienced gardener.  Please do drop into one of our twice monthly gardening sessions (dates on twitter and garden noticeboard).

Social Media:  Facebook page and Twitter page.
Email: whitchurchgarden@gmail.com