Gardening in Mind

Come and join us

What is Gardening in Mind?


What to expect…

You will take part in gardening, growing and environmental activities, with the option to get involved in bee-keeping too.

Summer 2024 Course dates:Monday 29 April to Monday 15 July – 10am-2pm OR Wednesday 1 May to Wednesday 17 July – 10am-2pm At The People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE.

Autumn 2024 Course dates:Monday 22nd July to Monday 7th October OR Wednesday 24th July to Wednesday 9th October   

Join us for an Open Day ahead of the Autumn 2024 course – Wednesday 26 June 10am to 2pm. Find out more, look around and sign up!

This course is for people aged 16+.

To find out more, let us know you’d like to attend the Open Day, or register your place on the course, please contact Project Manager Susannah Robirosa on 07530 407302 or email Main office number 01473 345350.

An image of some seedlings beginning to grow in some soil
An ActivGardens participant wears a black coat and green wellies as they use a spade to dig into the allotment soil.
An image of an ActivGardens Participant. They wear a hi-vis jacket and green jumper as they push a wheelbarrow past a greenhouse.

Funded by Suffolk Community Foundation through the Equity in Mind fund

“I am so glad I came to the community garden this week, I have had a bad week…and I really didn’t feel like going but I am so glad I did I feel so much better now, being in the garden, getting fresh air, seeing the staff and other volunteers has put a big smile on my face, I can’t wait til next week now.”


Previous Grow Your Future learner

“I like all the people here, and I feel comfortable, safe and while I am here I can just be myself. It helps to mix and meet others, as living alone I don’t have much outside life, so coming here helps with anxiety.


Previous Grow Your Future learner


Mondays and Wednesdays at the People’s Community Garden


The People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Rd, Ipswich, IP2 8RE





People's Community Garden

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