L-R, Heidi Chow, Judy Lovell, Ashley Waterhouse and Danny Dee. The Restore community centre in Debden Broadway plans to open a new community garden on a plot of land off Pyrles Lane, Loughton. Essex. (10/5/2016) EL87974_5

In April 2016, Loughton Town Council agreed to lease a plot of land on Pyrles Lane to start a community garden.

Together with volunteers from the community, we have cleared the land from overgrown brambles and litter. We have built vegetable beds and we are now  growing fruit and vegetables. We hold regular volunteer days, workshops, community events and training courses to provide different ways for the community to engage and take part in the garden.

This once derelict site has now been transformed into a vibrant, inclusive community garden enabling people of any ability to take part.

What is a community garden?

A community garden brings people together to grow food. Community food-growing improves access to fresh, organic food, promotes health and well-being, builds new skills and strengthens the community.

Get involved

GROW is currently run by volunteers. We hold growing sessions for anyone regardless of age, ability or background. Just turn up and join in. We also hold training workshops to help people develop new skills and organise events to bring the community together.

Opening times

Wednesdays 10:30am-3pm

Saturdays 10:00am-2pm

All welcome to drop in anytime during our opening hours.

Keep updated

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