Belville Community Garden grow a range of vegetables and flowers in their garden in Greenock.
We have an orchard of, apples, plums and cherries with a mini orchard of damsen surrounded by the sensory garden which was created in 2015 with Lavender and herbs.
Flowers such as dahlia’s, cornflower, and geum are grown in the hexagon planters which were installed in 2016 replacing some older box planters. The design mimics a bee hive attracting bees to collect nectar and pollinate the surround apple trees. The mini kitchen herb garden is also located in the hexagon planters and we grow tarragon, sage, rosemary, horseradish, nasturstium and parsley for use in our cookery classes.
Five larger wooden and stone built planters were named after the high flats that were previously demolished on the site. These are used to grow fruits and vegetables for sale or for use in jams and chutney production. These are used to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs for the community- we encourage our visitors to access the food grown in the garden and harvest fresh seasonal produce year-round. Please note, however, that the upper garden hosts our community allotment with individually rented raised beds which are not for community harvest.
TEACHER’S TWILIGHT GARDENING COURSES
We are currently running the second round of our gardening course for teachers via a new remote platform.
These 4 sessions (covering approximately 6 hours) will set our local teachers up with the confidence and knowledge to lead their schools and nurseries in developing food growing sites and gardening groups on school grounds. Contact us for further information.