Grapes Hill Community Garden – Ellen Mary and Jo Rice

by | Jun 30, 2021 | Community, Featured Articles, Keepsake, Nature and Walks

During a time when connection has been more important than ever, so many people have discovered the intrinsic link to wellbeing – nature! When we haven’t been able to connect with people as much, gardens and green spaces have been a place of rest, exercise and reflection which has been even more essential than ever before.

The Grapes Hill Community Garden is open from 9am for anyone to enjoy some nature in the city and connect with nature in an urban environment. Our volunteer groups are also not just about connecting with the plants and learning to garden but also meeting new friends and building relationships with the local community. We’re just a short walk from Norwich city centre, at the bottom of Grapes Hill, up from the junction with Dereham Road.

Visitors are welcome to pick herbs and fruit from the garden, excluding plants from the raised beds which are rented. We only ask that you take a small amount to leave some more for other people and wildlife. Just make sure you can identify everything you pick, as not everything in the garden is edible – and some plants can be poisonous!


Grapes Hill Community Garden holds regular volunteer days for anyone who fancies a bit of gardening – no experience needed as their friendly gardener Jo is on hand to help. Volunteer sessions run every other Sunday 2 PM to 4 PM, and family gardening sessions which are suitable for kids happen on Wednesday 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Grapes Hill also holds regular free Zoom webinars and events, with their ‘Art in the Garden’ exhibition coming soon on July 25th and their 10th Anniversary Celebration on August 8th. You can find out what’s on by visiting their website or following them on Facebook.

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