Grant to help Northfleet’s ‘Enchanted Garden’ grow

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 December 2017

Volunteers of the No Walls Gardens project. Picture: Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Volunteers of the No Walls Gardens project. Picture: Ebbsfleet Development Corporation


A community garden project is delighted to have been given a grant to create a second space.

Volunteers of the No Walls Gardens project. Picture: Ebbsfleet Development CorporationVolunteers of the No Walls Gardens project. Picture: Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

No Walls Gardens has revitalised areas along Church Path, in the grounds of St Botolph’s Church, Northfleet, offering vulnerable people, such as long-term unemployed, ex-offenders and individuals with substance abuse or other health issues, opportunities to socialise and learn new skills.

The £19,000 grant comes courtesy of the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Gary May, director of No Walls Gardens, said: “Our team has worked tremendously hard on both the spaces here and this money will now help us complete the Enchanted Garden, providing a fantastic peaceful space for the community as well as a venue for local performers to put on open-air events.”

The group’s first space – known as the Secret Garden – has developed over the last three years, achieving success in the Kent Wildlife Wild About Gardens competition, and the South and South East in Bloom ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards.

Since then, volunteers have been working on a walled section of the church grounds – The Enchanted Garden – which is being transformed into a peaceful sanctuary and performance space.

The grant will not only assist the group in finishing the garden, it will also fund other work including the Edible Ebbsfleet initiative, small-scale food-growing schemes along streets, parks and gardens.


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