Accessible Garden

A garden specially designed to ensure everyone can be involved in gardening.

Accessible Garden at Chantry Walled Garden

This lovely space, in front of Nursery Cottage, is especially designed so everyone can carry on gardening.

Here, we offer sessions and placements to people with disabilities and additional needs, including older people and residents of local care homes.

This garden space has raised beds especially designed for wheelchair users, an accessible wildflower meadow with a viewing area to sit and watch birds and butterflies, and a large patio for people to gather and enjoy a cuppa together.

The garden was designed and built entirely by volunteers, with plants chosen for maximum impact and minimum watering requirement – responding to our changing climate.

For further information or to book a session or inquire about a placement, please get in touch with Susannah on 07530 407302 or email

Chantry Walled Garden

A beautiful heritage walled garden and plant nursery, open to the public. Here, we offer volunteering and work experience opportunities, and have a garden especially designed for people with disabilities to carry on gardening!

The People's Community Garden

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Brightspace, 160 Hadleigh Road,

Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 0HH



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