Volunteering at Boundary Way
We are always looking for local volunteers to join the plot holders in looking after our Community Garden. If you are interested in giving a little time, please contact Howard Berry through the Contact page. We are sure you will enjoy getting your hands dirty and being part of a creative project in beautiful surroundings. To understand the Community Garden and the areas that we are looking after, please take a look at the plan of the Community Garden, photographs of the space and information below:
Originally, we developed the polytunnel as a community food growing project linking with the three other community gardens in Wolverhampton. We now use it as an exhibition, meeting, workshop and growing space. It was refurbished in 2013 and 2018, and we will soon be undertaking another major refurbishment.
An orchard containing varieties of local fruit including the Tettenhall Dick Pear. This area is communally managed, requiring grass cutting, mole management and ensuring produce doesn’t go to waste.
This has been so successful as a hide, that it had become difficult to find! The brambles and nettles are now regularly cut back and local birdwatchers regularly visit to record the birdlife on site. This area is currently being revamped.
An enchanting area of the Community Garden, with seating and a main chair for a storyteller. It is used for workshops, storytelling, open days and school/ playgroup sessions. It needs regular attention to stop the encroachment of invading willow, nettles and comfrey, and some general refurbishment.
A pond for wildlife to flourish in at Boundary Way. Since its recent refurbishment, it has been very successful, attracting wildlife such as newts and tadpoles. It is very popular with visiting school children.
HEDGEROW AND TRACK
Sweeping around the back of the Community Garden, this area needs to be kept clear for cars to move around, whilst keeping an eye out for any rubbish being dumped.
A paved area of the Community Garden with raised beds. Each bed was originally planted with a variety of strong-smelling herbs and brightly coloured plants, which encourage sensory engagement with nature. In recent years the garden became overgrown, but in 2020, a group of regular volunteers started working to bring the Sensory Garden back to its former glory and we extend our thanks to them for their hard work. We are looking to refurbish this area in the near future.
The woodland walk is a secret little path enjoyed by children and adults. Recently a beautiful willow arch has been added to the entrance-way and the regular removal of brambles keeps the path clear and tidy.