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Gardens

Sustainable Wantage is helping to look after a number of gardens and beds around Wantage and Grove. Please contact Mim (mims@talktalk.net /01235 766689) if you would like to be involved in any of these projects.

The gardens being looked after so far include:

Wantage Market Garden

Set in the grounds of The Charlton Centre, the Market Garden is a partnership between StyleAcre, Oxfordshire County Council and Sustainable Wantage. Style Acre and OCC at The Charlton Centre are providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities from South Oxfordshire to develop skills and enjoy gardening. Sustainable Wantage has joined the partnership to provide manual help and provide a venue for the community to join in with gardening activities.  The aim is to bring the garden back to full, productive use in order to provide fruit, vegetables and flowers for Style Acre's tea room at Blewbury and the tea room at the Charlton Centre. Any excess will be available for volunteers in return for their efforts.

The Market Garden provides a space for the community to learn how to grow fruit and vegetables in a sustainable and attractive way and to provide a site for community activities.

 

Sustainable Wantage work parties usually meet at the Garden on Saturday and Sunday afternoons (2-4pm).


 

 

Bottle Top Garden

Bottle Top Plot

This is the area of ground next to the Bottle Top at Millbrook Square. Sustainable Wantage & Co-op volunteers have cleared the ground and the area is planted with fruit and nut trees free for the community to help themselves to. Plants were purchased via a kind donation from Mole Valley Commercial Ltd and the woodchip covering was donated by Evergreen Grounds Maintenance.



Market Place CourtyardMarket place garden

This flower bed can be found outside the Sorting Office in Wantage. The bed was assembled by volunteers and materials funded via community and Town Council contributions to the Flowers Fund. It's been planted up with plants donated by Charlton Garden Centre to provide year round colour and improve the area.

 

 


Ledbury Garden

This is a flower bed owned by the Peter Ledbury shop in Grove Street, Wantage.

It has been planted with various herbs.

 

 

 

 


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