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Allotments and community gardens

  • 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 or call our Community Parks Outreach Managers on: 

    • 07585 972 924 for north Belfast
    • 07721 537 436 for south Belfast
    • 07917 543 626 for west Belfast
    • 07342 053 948 for East Belfast
    Community gardens Location Details
    Finlay Park Finlay Park This garden was developed as part of our Investment Programme
    Glen Glen Community Centre   
    Glenbank Park Glenbank Park  
    Grosvenor   Grosvenor recreation centre  
    Grove Playing Fields Grove Wellbeing Centre  
    Knocknagoney Knocknagoney Linear Park This garden was developed as part of our physical investment programme
    Lenadoon Beside Glen Road Community Centre  
    Musgrave Park Musgrave Park This community garden has been funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA).
    Shankill Shankill Leisure Centre This garden was created as part of our Growing Respect Programme.
    Suffolk Beside Suffolk Community Centre Won a Special Award for outstanding presentation at the Translink Ulster in Bloom competition.
    Waterworks Waterworks Park This community garden is managed by Grow.
    Whiterock Beside Whiterock Leisure Centre This garden was developed as part of our physical investment programme
    Avoniel Beside Avoniel Leisure Centre This garden is closed. 
  • 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.

  • Allotments

    If you'd like more information about our allotments or want to add your name to our waiting list for vacant plots, contact the Open Spaces and Active Living Unit by email or call 028 9032 0202.

    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.

    For a copy of our Growing Communities draft strategy. email


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