This page includes information about community gardens, beekeeping, allotments and guerilla gardening.
Sandgate Community Garden
Sandgate Community Garden at Saga (Enbrook Park) is an exciting project run by the local community with a focus on growing food. We are developing a new wildlife pond and are pleased to have 2 bee hives on site. Gardening sessions are run twice a week. More information from the Webpages at: Sandgate Community Garden or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/SandgateCG
Hythe Triangle Community Gardens
The Triangle is a small parcel of land that is formed at the junction of Windmill Street, Albert Road and St Leonards Road in Hythe, Kent.
The Triangle was first used in the 1800’s as an animal pound where stray livestock would be safely kept until it could be reunited with its owner who would then pay for its keep. More recently, it is understood that The Triangle provided a watering station, probably by the military. More information at: http://hythetriangle.uk/
Folkestone Coastal Park Wild Zone
The Lower Leas Coastal Park is a linear park between Folkestone and Sandgate. Wildlife such as migrating birds and insects thrive in the area and the park contains an under cliff area with a unique microclimate attracting wildlife rarely found in the UK. The wild zone runs from the western entrance to the toll house and is informally managed with wildflower areas and for recreation and wildlife. website
East Cliff Community Gardens
Harbour Ward Residents’ Association formed a plan to develop community allotments in the area of Folkestone’s East Cliff adjacent to the Stade Steps. website
Promoting all things to do with countryside and coastal foraging. website
Elham Gardening Society
Elham village is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the North Downs. Elham Gardening Society is very active and welcomes anyone wishing to join. None of our members feel they are super efficient gardeners – they just like doing it, mistakes and all! website
The Hawkinge Allotment society was founded in 2005 by a small group of keen gardeners who were all residents of Hawkinge. After some lengthy negotiations with the local council and many generous grants from various organisations, a site was obtained and our allotments finally became available to the residents of Hawkinge on the 1st April 2010. website
The Black Bull Allotment Association
The Black Bull Allotment Association has been in existence since the 1920’s, and is a privately run allotment group of approximately 80+ allotments. The allotments are off Downs Road, Folkestone and just behind the Black Bull public house (now The Hungry Horse).
The Marigold Garden Club
Tuesdays 12noon to 3pm
Community garden club at The Marigold Centre – Tuesdays 12-3pm. Suitable for beginners and green fingers alike – so whether you’re a budding Monty Don or just like to get your hands dirty, join our club!
The Marigold Centre,
65 Shaftesbury Avenue,
Lydd Allotments were established in 1907, the current Association was formed in 2003. More information from the website: lyddallotments.wordpress.com/
Hythe Hop Farm
A small group of beekeepers who when asked with give advice about swarming bees. Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/shepwayBees
Tile Kiln Lane Allotments
The aim is to promote a happy community of plot holders, one in which we can develop a sense of well-being and unity, amongst like-minded people. website
Lyminge Gardeners Society
Meet at Tayne Centre, Church Road, Lyminge, Kent, CT18 8JA
Monthly, every third Tuesday
The Hawkinge beekeepers are based at Hawkinge allotments. Beehives are managed by members of the society. website
Park Farm Allotments
The aim is to promote a happy community of plot holders, smaller plots for children too. One in which we can develop a sense of well-being and unity, amongst like-minded people. Allotments owned by Folkestone Town Council. More on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com
Cheriton & Broadmead Incredible Edibles
Volunteers from Cheriton and Broadmead come together to form the Part of the Sandgate Community Garden project, the Incredible Edibles – members plant vegetables and herbs – wherever they will grow. More information from these website pages: https://twitter.com/cheritonedible
Locavore Growing Project
The Locavore Growing Project is an intergenerational community food growing project created by @customfoodlab and based in a new community garden at @MartelloPrimary, with an additional food growing space at Brampton Lodge Residential Care Home – creating a knowledge exchange between the two spaces and the beginnings of a local network of community food growing. The project aims to work with the community to embed resilience and security around food supply into the future..More information is available HERE
The Fifth Trust Vineyard Garden Centre
Providing fulfilling opportunities for adults with learning difficulties.
The Vineyard garden centre, café and horticulture department is owned by the Fifth Trust charity. On week-days we work alongside students from the Fifth Trust day centre which creates meaningful employment opportunities for adults with learning difficulties.
We are just 10 minutes from Canterbury
Elham Valley Vineyard
Sandgate Incredible Edibles
Part of the Sandgate Community Garden project, the Incredible Edibles members plant vegetables and herbs – wherever they will grow. More information from these website pages: http://growshepway.uk/incredible-edibles/
Part of Sandgate Community Garden, with Hives in Saga grounds. More information from these webpages: http://growshepway.uk/sandgate-bees/
Help A Hive - Local Beekeeping
With our focus on bee welfare and the production of raw artisan honey and experimentation with beeswax products. We clearly love our bees!
We are a family-owned and managed enterprise and our hives are in a variety of locations. From humble beginnings with a single beehive at the end of our garden, we currently have 12 beehives at home and at various sites local to us in Kent which include a nearby farm, close to the oilseed rape crop; a plant nursery; and a sustainable fruit and vegetable farm.
More at: https://helpahive.uk/
and Facebook group: @helpahive
Longbridge Allotments, Hythe
Horn Street Allotments, Hythe
Twiss Road Allotments, Hythe
Eaton Lands Allotments, Hythe
Hythe Environmental Community Group
This Sub-Group (of the Hythe Environmental Community Group) is very active across a wide range of aspects of food production and avoidance of food waste. Its aim is to encourage and facilitate the growing and use of plants, fruits and produce through community education and participation; including fruit pressing, seed, plant and produce swap, sharing knowledge about fruit preserving, gleaning and related training sessions. https://hytheenvironmental.community/food/