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We’re holding our 2020 Egg Fun Day on Sunday 5th April from 2.00 to 4.00pm

Do come along for our Egg themed afternoon.  Look for frog eggs (tadpoles), slug eggs (ugh), chocolate eggs, make some crafty eggs.  There will be free refreshments and lots to do.  So, come along, bring an adult, dress in mucky clothes and enjoy yourselves.



Apple Fun Day 15 September

It’s been a great year at the Community Garden and has been so good to see lots of new faces as well as the not so new faces.  As usual, we are holding an Apple Fun Day, this year on Sunday, 15 September from 2.00 to 4.00.  We’ll be doing lots of apple themed activities, eating apple refreshments, drinking apple juice and digging up our apples of the earth (potatoes!).  All absolutely free.  So, do come along and join us.  Probably best not to wear your best clothes!

2019 is here

Happy New Year to everyone.  We had a great 2018 in the Community Garden.  Let’s hope that 2019 will be as good.  There’s so much bad news about the environment that we are trying to do our best to help nature in any way we can.  Research has also found that gardening yields significant improvements in mood and self-esteem.  We certainly find that a Wednesday morning session puts us in a great mood for the rest of the week.  So, come and join us if you’re around on a Wednesday morning.  We’d love to see you.

Summer holidays

We’ve enjoyed the company of many children this summer, all enjoying their summer holidays in real summer weather.  As well as our lovely local New Earswick and Huntington families, we’ve welcomed children from London, Suffolk and Paris.  They all give the garden the thumbs up as a different way to spend their time off school.  We’ve only got a couple of weeks left before schools go back, so do come and give your children, or grandchildren, an experience of activities as they used to be before the advent of technology!


Spring is just around the corner

The garden is waking up after a fairly wet and cold winter.  We’ve remained open on Wednesdays throughout all but the worst days but are looking forward to spending time in a bit more warmth!  The snowdrops and primroses are flowering and buds are appearing on the fruit bushes.  So, do come and visit us.  Our first Sunday afternoon opening of 2018 will be on March 11th from 2.00 to 4.00 and our Egg Fun Day will be at the same time on Sunday April 8th.  And if you’d need to get some exercise after a long winter, there’s no better place to do it than helping us in the garden!

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Coming to the end of 2017

The garden is now feeling very wintery, but beautiful.  We are trying to remain open on Wednesday mornings, but are having a break over the Christmas and New Year.

It has been a wonderful year for the garden.  The addition of the fruit cage has shown us how much birds eat when they can get to the fruit.  So, we’ve been able to share much more produce at the garden gate.  This gives us a small income to keep the garden going.

The evening use of the garden by the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers has made the garden feel so much more vibrant.  They have helped maintain the beds whilst working towards their badges, so a win-win arrangement all round.

Open Days have been very successful, with many more new faces.

So, we are all looking forward to 2018.  We will be having our AGM on Wednesday 24 January at 10.00am at Hartrigg Oaks.  Everyone is welcome, but we would be grateful if you would let us know by email if you will be attending –


Summer 2017 news

Despite some very mixed weather including thunder, lightning and torrential rain for our August 23rd session, we are having a lovely summer.  We are putting an increasing amount of produce out for sale each week.   The addition of the caged fruit garden has made a big difference to the amount of fruit we gather, and to the amount of work we have to do!

We are looking forward to our annual Apple Day and to taking part in the JRHT Community Buzz day and would love to see you at either of these events.  Times are listed under “Special Events”.

We have been trying to make the garden more wheelchair friendly by clearing all the paths and giving them a firmer foundation.  So, hopefully, we will make the garden more inclusive.





Open garden weekend for Edible York

Many thanks to everyone who came to our open afternoons last weekend.  The weather was beautiful, the garden was looking good, although rather dry, and the children who came had a lovely time pond dipping, digging potatoes, barrowing chippings for the path and just chilling.  We had a lot of produce for sale including raspberries, blackcurrants, gooseberries, loganberries, rhubarb, peas, potatoes, herbs, home-made jams and cards.

Early Summer 2017

The garden has certainly benefitted from our very mixed weather and is absolutely bursting with life – both flora and fauna.  The tadpoles are starting to turn into frogs although we still have masses of tadpoles.  The water has now cleared as a result of buying different oxygenators.  The fruit garden is beginning to show results from all our hard work and we have picked our first gooseberries, raspberries and strawberries.  We are also growing currants, beans, peas, potatoes, sweet peas, nasturtiums, herbs, courgettes, marrows, garlic, onions, rhubarb, loganberries, blackberries, tomatoes, cucumbers – so do come and visit us.

Easter Egg Fun Day 9 April

22 people joined us for a very successful Easter Egg afternoon.   Ages ranged from the under 5s to the over 70s and activities ranged from playing in the new created Fairy Corner, counting tadpoles and great pond snails to hunting for eggs and decorating eggs.  There were delicious refreshments for all made by generous volunteers.  The garden was looking beautiful with masses of blossom on the fruit trees and lots of rhubarb to be picked.  Definitely to be repeated next year.

Winter into Spring 2017

After a long spell of dreary weather, the Sleeper Path Garden is looking a bit unloved.  But, after our usual session on Wednesday morning this week, we saw the first signs of spring.  Snowdrops are flowering, birds are singing, rhubarb is popping through the cold soil, garlic and onions are growing.  We now have an extra allotment which is mostly fruit bushes, so, hopefully, we’ll be able to pick much more fruit this year.  From March we will be open on the 2nd Sunday of the month again, so we’d love to see you on March 12th between 2pm and 4pm.