Running a community garden



If you run a community garden what resources can you tap into?

In 2020 The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is launching a new schools and communities initiative to bring people together to tackle loneliness. Called Grow Social, it aims to harness the power of plants and gardening to encourage groups of people to make new connections within their community. Anyone can take part, making this a great activity for people wanting to garden more and make new friends within the community.


  • RHS Schools Gardening Campaign – join the Campaign and receive support to develop a sustainable garden for young people’s learning, health and wellbeing. Includes training, resources and awards.
  • RHS Britain in Bloom – more resources here for Community gardens.
  • Social Farms & Gardens – is a UK wide charity supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together.
  • Cultivation Street – free resources for community gardens, and opportunities for schools, home owners and community gardens to win prizes.



Setting up – a how to guide:



Getting funding – some useful links



For local community gardens please visit –