Canton Grows Wild

Canton Community Gardens

Canton and Riverside are high density urban areas with very little green space. The space also tends to have very little vegetation which creates uninspiring, underused often vandalised areas. We want to change this.

Visitor Information

Lansdowne Road

Anyone who lives in the area and wants to garden or just walk past and see the pretty trees and flowers! We are always open to visitors from further afield so please get in touch. They are lots of jobs we need help with!

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Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Gardening sessions every Saturday from 10 am till 12pm.Get involved as much or little as want and drop by or contact us in advance.We have a twitter and Facebook account for updates and additional gardening sessions.

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Photos of the site

Killer worms in Canton !

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Signs of our project up on site

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wild flowers

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Monday, July 27, 2015

Collecting blackberries

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Blackberry tart

Monday, August 17, 2015

Blackberries from garden

Monday, August 17, 2015


Friday, August 28, 2015

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
We had an open day to launch the garden to the local community. This included activities for kids (bee hotels and seed bombs) and planting. 25/04/2015 - 10:30 50 Mixed ages
We meet indoors to plan next steps as it was raining outside. 28/03/2015 - 14:15 5 Mixed ages
The raised beds were delivered so we fixed these together and then started to dig them in. Lots of work needed but a sunny day. 04/04/2015 - 10:00 15 26 – 34 years
More preparation of the site including still digging beds in and creating additional spaces for planting. Signs also went up on site. 11/04/2015 - 10:00 6 26 – 34 years
We filled the beds with manure and top soil.Some initial planting in the beds.Cleared out the existing bushes at back of site.Cleared litter 02/05/2015 - 10:30 6 26 – 34 years