Community Gardening dates for 2024

The Cumberland Piazza Community Gardening Group

This is the largest open public space in Hotwells and since 2009 Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association, led by the late Ray Smith and Anna Haydock-Wilson have been engaging the local community with the aim of changing it from an underused grey thoroughfare into a place where humans and others can linger. Dame Sylvia Crowe designed this space as part of the road network in the 1960s with childrens’ play as a priority. It had a play park and a fountain, but also about a quarter of the traffic we see today. Neglected since it was built, locals wanted to create green areas and play facilities.

With only small amounts of (hard fought for) funding here and there and 100s of amazing local volunteers, we have managed incremental improvements- the acer trees, the planters in 2014, followed by the skatespot and pillar painting 2015 and the Pocket Park and sedum beds 2015-2017. Throughout we have encouraged and/or commissioned artworks.

We are seeking regular volunteers to help with gardening, keeping the place tidy, growing our biodiversity corridor and increasing activities, arts and play opportunities, especially for young people. Our next community gardening session is on 7th January 2024 2-4pm & 1st Sunday of every month thereafter

4th Feb 2.30-4.30pm

3rd March 2.30-4.30pm

7th April is cancelled due to storm Kathleen

28th April 3-5pm

5th May is cancelled 

2nd June 3-6pm

7th July 3-5pm

1st September 3-5pm

6th October 3-5pm

3rd November 2.30-4.30pm

1st December 1-3pm

To get involved email [email protected] or join our WhatsApp group by texting Anna 07957 252239.








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  • Hotwells & Cliftonwood Community Association
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