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Community gardens

Get involved in our free community gardens and take home the fruits of your labour.

A community garden is a shared project where people from all age groups, abilities and backgrounds come together to grow their own fruit, flowers and vegetables.

To get involved, email parksinfo@belfastcity.gov.uk or phone our Community Parks Outreach Managers on: 

  • 07585 972924 for north Belfast
  • 07721 537436 for east Belfast
  • 028 9032 0202 extension 3440 for south and west Belfast.

Community gardens Location Details
Glenbank Park Glenbank Park Gardeners from Conservation Volunteers NI are on hand every Wednesday from 10am-12.30pm to give you advice and help improve your skills.
Suffolk Beside Suffolk Community Centre Won a Special Award for outstanding presentation at the Translink Ulster in Bloom competition.
Lenadoon Beside Glen Road Community Centre  
Ballysillan Beside Ballysillan Allotments

This garden is in partnership with Conservation Volunteers NI and the Salvation Army.

Waterworks Waterworks Park This community garden is managed by Grow.
Musgrave Park Musgrave Park This community garden has been funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA).
Grove Playing Fields Grove Wellbeing Centre  
Shankill Shankill Leisure Centre This garden was created as part of our Growing Respect Programme.
Ormeau Beside Indoor Tennis Centre and Ozone Complex  
Finlay Park Finlay Park This garden was developed as part of our Investment Programme
Knocknagoney Knocknagoney Linear Park This garden was developed as part of our physical investment programme
Whiterock Beside Whiterock Leisure Centre This garden was developed as part of our physical investment programme
Avoniel Beside Avoniel Leisure Centre  

Benefits

Join our community gardens to:

  • learn new skills
  • make friends
  • improve your diet by growing your own vegetables
  • relieve stress
  • save money on groceries
  • keep active and get outdoors

Level of experience

All levels of experience are welcome. Experience isn’t essential as other community gardeners will be on hand to help. Our staff will also provide training workshops.

Time involved

Volunteers can spend as little or as much time as they want at their local site, as all three gardens are open daily. When they're not in use the sites will be locked to keep them secure.

Tools and equipment

We supply all the tools and gardening equipment that you need.  

Clothing

Wear sensible footwear and warm, waterproof clothing during wet weather. It would be useful if you bring a pair of gardening gloves.

More information

Some of our community gardens have been funded by European Union’s PEACE III programme, as part of the Belfast local action plan.

Allotments

If you'd like more information about the allotments or want to add your name to our waiting list for vacant plots, please contact the Open Spaces and Active Living Unit on 028 9032 0202 or email outdoorleisure@belfastcity.gov.uk

Allotment  Address
Albert Drive Allotments Albert Drive, Castlereagh, BT6
Annadale Allotments Annadale Embankment, BT9 
Ballysillan Allotments Deerpark Road, BT14
Belmont Allotments Cairnburn Road, BT4  
Blythefield Allotments Blythe Street, BT12 
Musgrave Allotments Stockman’s Lane, BT9 
Whiterock Allotments Whiterock Road, BT12

Growing Communities strategy

Interest in community growing is increasing, due to the benefits for health and wellbeing, as well as its potential to contribute to environmental sustainability and local economic development.

As part of Active Belfast, we’ve developed a Growing Communities Strategy. It aims to ensure there are more opportunities for growing in all its forms, and that all parts of the community are able to experience the benefits.


Contact us
Parks
028 9032 0202 extension 3641