Rainbow Garden Award

Congratulations to the Rainbow Community Garden!

The Rainbow Community Garden is at the end of Levisham Close, off Endike Lane, North Hull (https://goo.gl/maps/sN4HvqtJkox ) and it has once again been awarded The Green Flag.

The Rainbow Garden was a forgotten neglected piece of land until a group of residents and young people cleared it and began planting it up. The garden officially opened in October 1998. They grow native trees and plants to encourage wildlife, and have lots of vegetables, salad, and herbs growing, which are shared with local residents.

As well as volunteers, users of the garden include Social Services, Schools and Youth Justice. During the school holidays they hold various family activities including arts and crafts and multicultural days. They offer advice on “growing your own” and are willing to share seeds, cuttings etc. Awards they have gained in the past include various Hull in Bloom Awards (Best Community Group) and Best Contribution to Wildlife.

Recently the co-ordinators of the Rainbow Garden have acquired extra land, which is being used to grow fruit and vegetables, and they could do with more volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer can visit the garden from 10 am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information about the garden, see the City of Culture Case Study at https://www.hull2017.co.uk/guides/community-brand-case-study-rainbow-garden/ or contact Jeannie Webster,  01482 852081

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