Crossfields Green Spaces

Greening, Growing, Having Fun!

Crossfields Green Spaces is a new group aiming to encourage and nurture the green spaces on Crossfields Estate.

We want to have fun while we grow things!

Wherever your interests lie…
whatever your level of skill…
no matter how much or how little time you have..

  • Meet New People.
  • Share  skills and interests.
  • Healthy excercise.
  • Grow your own satisfaction


How Would you Like To Grow?

We have lots of ways for you to get involved:

Allotments:

There are a variety of Allotments on the Estate: Let us know if you are interested and we can add you to the waiting list.

Mini Allotments:

We are keen to develop small growing areas for residents without the time or enthusiasm to take on the work of a full sized garden but who still want a small area to grow in.

Community Gardening:

Help look after our beautiful “Secret Garden” The Sue Godfrey Community garden is a haven for wildlife and a place to relax and enjoy. Look out for our series of Fun Work Days and come along and get involved in looking after this special place on our estate.

Food Growing:

We are developing the area next to the Sue Godfrey Garden as a food growing Project. A series of raised beds will offer an opportunity to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. We will be offering various workshops and fun activities for all ages.

  • Come Along to the next meeting…
  • Tell us what you think…
  • Email us here or leave a comment…             
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4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    charlie said,

    Hey,

    I cant make it along tonight. But I’m interested in a mini alotment. How do i go about doing so? Also I live in Finch House and we have the metal window boxes that hang over the balcony. Do you know where i could purchase another one from?

    thanks chaz

    • 2

      John Rhodes said,

      The mini Allotment scheme is still very much an idea for the future , but it’s good to hear that you would be interested. In the mean time we are launching a Community Gardening Scheme at the Sue Godfrey Garden. Perhaps you might be interested in taking part in that? We are also looking for people to get involved in window box growing. If you can, come along to the workshop on Friday 29th or Saturday 30th April, at The Creekside Centre, and collect some plants that might be good for your balconey! Otherwise we can keep you informed of upcoming events and workshop days via email…

      As for buying more window boxes… As far as Im aware they were made specially for the estate so are no longer available. But why not ask your neighbours if you could “adopt” theirs?

  2. 3

    Anna Barton said,

    I just wanted to register my interest for one of your mini allotments as i can’t make your meeting tonight. I live in Congers House… so my balcony is north facing and on the top floor… a bit wind swept, although i have some things growing.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    • 4

      John Rhodes said,

      Good to hear from you Anna.

      The mini Allotment scheme is still very much an idea for the future , but it’s good to hear that you would be interested. In the mean time we are launching a Community Gardening Scheme at the Sue Godfrey Garden. Perhaps you might be interested in taking part in that? We are also looking for people to get involved in window box growing. If you can, come along to the workshop on Friday 29th or Saturday 30th April, at The Creekside Centre, and collect some plants that might be good for your balconey! Otherwise we can keep you informed of upcoming events and workshop days via email…


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