Farncombe Community Garden

The garden dream becomes reality

Farncombe Community Garden is an exciting community project that has really started to take shape in 2022. Although the project idea has come from the practice, the garden will be open to all in the community and is very much being directed by the community. We have a board of trustees and a management committee that are meeting regularly to work on both the practical design of the garden and the background work that is required for such an ambitious project. 

We are now the legal tenants of the garden site, have been recognised as a registered charity by the charity commission and have had our first working party on site. We still have a lot to do, including working on the access to the site, obtaining planning permission so that we can put up deer fences and make the site secure and finalise the details of the lease, but it is fantastic to be able to start meeting as a community at last.

There will be plenty of updates about events on our Facebook Page so do take a look and follow the page if you want to be kept up to date. A website is also in development. 

 

In the meantime, please keep helping with our grant application!

Fund raising and applying for grants is going to be key as we get the project off the ground, especially with initial capital funding. Having visited several other community gardens in Surrey, they have all told us how important it is to have a building, so that volunteers have somewhere to meet, to shelter when it rains and have that all British cup of tea! It will also open the door to so many other community activities, such as creative crafts, that will broaden the work of the garden and allow it to be a thriving space even in the depths of winter. For this reason we have applied for a vital capital funding grant from Your Fund Surrey, which has a huge £100 million in grants to award.. 

Our application is ongoing and is more likely to succeed if we can show community support for the project so please visit this page to show your support. To support the garden you need to click the 'Agree' button at the bottom of the page and you will then be asked for your email. Please also share it on social media 

Let us have your details if you would like to stay in touch

If you have not already given us your details and would like to be kept in touch via e mail with developments about the garden project then do complete the form below, or e mail farncombecommunitygarden@gmail.com and we will add you to our mailing list. We would love to hear your thoughts about the garden. We will not pass your e mail to any other parties and will only use it to get in touch about the garden. 

Many thanks. 

The Binscombe Team

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The proposed site for the garden is an unused piece of land adjacent to Broadwater Lodge Care Home
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The land is set back from Summers Road and surrounded by lovely mature trees. It is bordered by the care home, the railway line to the North West and a stream on its North East border.