For more information about Gardening at St Luke's contact Poppy, Community Gardening Manager

No matter what your experience or where you live, you are always very welcome to join in any of our Community Gardening Activities at St Luke’s Community Gardens. Even if you don’t like to put your hands in the soil, please come and have a look at our award-winning green spaces, where you can get inspired by what can be achieved with plants in an urbanised area. 

At St Luke’s we have weekly gardening groups:

After School Gardening Club

When: Every Wednesday 4pm - 5pm

Where: St Luke's Edible Yard (at the back of the Community Centre)

Sessions include:

  • Leaning about where food come from
  • Sowing seeds and planting
  • Garden and eco art
  • Meeting our worms and chickens 

Free for members, £3 for non members.


St Luke’s Gardening Group

When: Every Tuesday, 2-4pm

Where: St Luke's Terrace (1st floor)

With a focus on learning different ornamental gardening skills and techniques, specifically how to grow amazing decorative plants in small urban spaces such as balconies, patios, small gardens and window seals. The group maintains St Luke’s Terrace in all its splendour.

This session is for adults.


St Luke’s Food Growing Group

When: Every Thursday, 2-4pm

Where: St Luke's Edible Yard (at the back of the Community Centre)

Growing a variety of edible plants, flowers and berries from around the world, the group is always busy with some seasonal work in order to keep the Edible Yard a beautiful, productive and unique space for community activities. The focus is on organic food growing, using techniques from permaculture and forest gardening.

This session is for adults.


Mosaic workshop

When: Every Tuesday until 26th November, 10.30-12.30am

Where: Greenhouse (in the Edible Yard)

St Luke’s will be creating a mosaic insect trail throughout our Edible Yard.  Come along and learn a new skill whilst beautifying our community centre! 

Free for members, £3 for non members. This session is for adults.


Cooking sessions for Gardeners

When: 11th Nov and 25th Nov, 11-1pm

Where: Central Street Cookery School

Learn the basics of pickling and fermentation at our cooking sessions for gardeners. Using fresh, seasonal produce from the Edible Yard you'll learn how to preserve for year round flavour.

£2.50 for members, £5 for non members. This session is for adults.


Art and gardening for Over 55s

When: Every Wednesday, 1-2.30pm

Where: Over 55s Lounge

Each week you can take part in a structured activity related to nature in a safe and relaxing environment.

Free for members. This session is for Over 55s Members only.


Volunteers needed!

St Luke’s Community Gardening Team is looking for regular volunteers to help us in our Community Gardens (including jobs such as watering, harvesting, looking after our hens) as well as involved in the office (including designing posters, organising events, promoting the projects). Please contact Poppy at [email protected] for further information.