Who we are
Residents in the Belville area of Greenock campaigned for years to prevent an area of derelict land they live near becoming an unwelcoming place and eyesore despite the stunning location with views across the Clyde.
They formed an action group to source funding in order to transform the derelict area, previously congested with high flats to turn it into a community garden.
The communities’ vision became a reality in 2014 when the garden was built and they formed a registered charity to ensure the area and activities were sustainable in the long term.
The garden is managed by a Trustee board made up of local people with a vested interest in the regeneration of the area. Belville Community Garden is now a thriving and lively place with many local people visiting the area.
Belville Community Garden coordinates local schools biodiversity and environmental projects including John Muir Awards, community arts and health projects as well as connecting similar third sector organisations across Inverclyde.
“Go Bananas”, a story about our inclusion statement
This is why we at Belville believe in the power of diversity.
Our differences make us stronger and allow us to support each other and build the resilience of our organisation.
We were founded on the values of healthy respect for everyone and aim to represent the diversity of our local area and the community we serve.
There is a place for everyone in the Belville family. We don’t want to go bananas.
Community Food Worker
Recovery Liaison/Bike Mechanic
MA Creative Media Student
MA Horticultural Student