Bovington Community Garden was set up in 2020 as a space for people of all ages and levels of experience to grow produce, learn and share expertise and enjoy being part of a community. As well as enjoying the process, those who are regularly involved in the garden are welcome to share the harvest.
We currently grow fruit and vegetables organically but there are plans to add wildlife, medicinal plants, and sensory gardens. As well as running regular gardening sessions for both adults and family groups, we also welcome the opportunity to work with community groups such as schools, Girl Guides, Scouts, Adults/children with SEND and more.
Gardening and connecting with nature is a wonderful way to improve both our physical and mental health. Founder Louise Thurlow has previously run an ecotherapy project for Dorset Mind and believes being outside and connecting with nature is essential for our wellbeing.
Bovington Community Garden and Bovington Wild Ones make up Dorset Eco Community CIC which is not-for-profit company based here in Bovington. We welcome any help from volunteers and welcome ideas to fundraise and improve our garden and the local area.