Find out what’s happening
in our garden

Belville Community Garden Trust is a registered Scottish charity formed in  2014 by local people to bring community groups and individuals together in the east end of Greenock, Inverclyde.
Our organisation promotes a safer, stronger community around improving lifestyles, and health primarily through gardening, horticulture and healthy eating. We break down social barriers for young and old alike and offer the chance of new learning experiences, improved community relationships, a sense of pride in the environment and improved mental and physical wellbeing.
Since the opening in 2014, Belville Community Garden have developed a status within the community as a central food growing hub, organising and coordinating community groups and schools in growing projects. We also coordinate local schools John Muir Awards, community arts projects and health related projects.  The garden employs 1 full-time manager, 15 part-time staff and a range of local employment scheme placements.
During the Covid-19 Pandemic our role and activities has changed dynamically to meet the needs of the local community.  From providing Isolation Food boxes throughout 2020 and 2021 to delivering courses and support through online meetings.  As the restrictions change, the way we are able to interact with our community changes and we look forward to being able to offer more face to face courses.

The Belville Community Garden is open to the public with FREE access all through the year.
Read about “Go Bananas” a story about our inclusion statement.


Katherine McFarlane, Inverclyde Writer in residence worked with some our staff and volunteers to create this wonderful poem about Belville Community Garden.

The Inverclyde Community Food Network website provide a list of warm spaces (The Warm Hand of Friendship initiative launched by Inverclyde Council and CVS Inverclyde).


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We are now back to face to face working.
Please contact the office for details about cooking classes.
Classes include tuitions on knife skills, health and hygiene basics and cooking on a budget.
The majority of our cooking is plant based.
Specialist gluten free cookery classes are available on demand. Contact us for more information.
We also run community meals including Friday Soup and Blether (booking only. Call the office to enquire).

@ Serge Chabert Photography


Belville Community Garden grow a range of vegetables and flowers in their garden in Greenock.  Outdoors we have an orchard, sensory garden, biodiversity area, kitchen herb planters and larger vegetable growing raised beds.   Our Gardening Club help to maintain and manage the garden throughout the year.

@ Serge Chabert Photography

Belville Community Garden offer construction training and work experience opportunities including woodworking skills. We offer work based qualifications as part of our volunteering experience. Please contact us for details.

Disability confident
Living wage
Demential Friends
Happy to talk flexible working
Healthy working lives
The Robertson Trust
CVS Inverclyde
Inverclyde Council
Inverclyde Community food
River Clyde homes
Inspiring Scotland
Queen's award for voluntary servicre
Inverclyde HSCP
The Scottish Governme nt