Bristol Food Network’s Get Growing Garden Trail returns for the 8th year, with 32 of Bristol’s fruit and veg gardens throwing open their gates throughout June. The Trail offers the perfect opportunity for families and friends to explore the city’s community allotments, orchards, smallholdings, mini market gardens, city farms, productive parks and even a unique berry maze!
New for 2019, the Trail will centre on a different area of the city each weekend, so in addition to weekday volunteering sessions, openings have been coordinated for different areas of the city with a focus on East Bristol the weekend of 1st and 2nd June, North-West Bristol 8th and 9th June, Southville and St. Werburghs 15th and 16th June and South Bristol 22nd and 23rd June.
This year gardens on the trail will be highlighting their nature-friendly growing methods and approaches with a wealth of tips, ideas and insights for visitors to take back and share at their own plot and garden, all in a bid to support and encourage more nature-friendly growing in the city.
As well as garden tours, this year’s trail includes seed sowing, fun games for kids, pizza-making, the opportunity to pick up some new plants and fresh produce, delicious lunch and snack stops, wildlife-friendly gardening tips and plenty more.