the garden grows


This blog may be languishing, but the garden is far from dormant! It keeps on growing, blossoming into a more & more beautiful place with every season; and we’re keeping on caring for it together with local people.

Pop along between March & October, 2 – 5pm on the first Sunday of each month, and join a merry gang of gardeners and friends, for a lovely bit of gardening, playing, tea & cake…
Keep up to date with out posts about this project and many more,  on our by our hands facebook page

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Spoon Carving in Snienton

A little promotion for an upcoming workshop:


Carve a wooden spoon, with axe and knife in the peaceful surroundings of the Learning Land Project.

Transform a fresh cut branch into a simple eating or serving spoon, with nothing but your own two hands and a few sharp tools. Discover the joy in shaping a personal, beautiful, functional sculpture!

Learn to understand the wood, practice the basic grips for safe and effective whittling, gain confidence, master the techniques & be inspired to go further. At the end of the day you’ll leave with a lot more than a just spoon!

suitable for absolute beginners and all skill levels.
All tools and materials are provided. Free flowing tea and coffee too.

Please spread the word to people you think might be interested.
Many thanks!

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This Saturday!


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Fings ain’t wot they used t’be

The Folks down at Sneinton Market are having a 1950’s themed jambooree next Saturaday, 30th May. Vintage wares, music, arts and craft, games, and an exhibition of market history. Get your polka dots on and join in.

SneintonMarket May

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May trees

Thanks to Trees For Cities, friends at Summerwood Community Garden & St Anns Community Orchard the Zig Zag’s now have four new trees to add to our budding fruit collection!

Lots of kind folk work hard to din in a damson, plum, pear and apple. The rains came just in time too, these trees have been well watered in.


As well as planting there was also some extreme pruning along the boundary!

Thanks to Julio for the tools (might we recommend a hard hat next time!) and Grace for the delicious cake.



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Back to the garden

May Flyer

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settling down for hibernation

hibernationAfter a gentle clear up on Saturday, the garden is ready to hibernate over winter.
We’ll see you in spring when snow drops and crocus flowers begin to show their faces…

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Coming up soon, A couple of fun events from our friends at the Community Orchard:

St Ann’s Community Orchard

Sunday 19th October

Apple pressing
Apple tasting
Inge’s Kids workshop
Alice’s scrumptious cake stall
Heritage tours
Allotment tour

Come and see our new straw bale building being built!



Autumn Play Sessions
(Autumn Half Term)

Thursday 23rd & 30th October

5-12 year olds

Den building, orienteering, mosaic workshop, apple pressing and lots more!

Wear Suitable Clothing!!

Entrance to the Community Orchard is on Ransom Rd opposite Hill View Community Centre. For more information contact STAA on 0115 958 9255 check out our website

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Sneinton Market apple day

market apple day

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ZigZag Zing II

It was great to see so many folks at the second annual festival on the ZigZags, despite the cloudy start, even the sun came along!

With thanks to Gemma and Michael of Sabar Soundsystem, Kevin and Rachael from the Scouts, the Area Inbetween gang, all who brought delicious food & everyone that joined in.

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