For the RHS’s National Gardening Week, we have rounded up some great ways you can get your green-fingered fix in Bath. Something we’ve missed? Share your favourite places to enjoy all things gardening with us and we’ll add them to our Bath guide!
Bath Mind – Greenlinks
Live in Bath or North East Somerset and love gardening? Connect with nature, meet new friends, share your gardening tips, and learn from others at a Greenlinks community support group.
- Alice Park
For more information on how to join click here.
If you’re looking for something to try at home, then check out Greenlinks fun gardening activities. From making an apple bird feeder to growing micro green peas, there’s something for everyone!
The Urban Garden
“The smallest garden centre with the biggest heart.”
As a social enterprise, this garden centre wants to benefit the community and the environment. It specialises in plants and garden products for all kinds of spaces, from terraces to house plants.
The Urban Garden is run by Grow Yourself who deliver training to adults in Bath, helping people to get back into work. All profits made from the Urban Garden are placed back into training, helping to improve the wellbeing of local adults.
Fancy being a volunteer? Click here for more information on how you can get involved.
Prior Park Garden Centre
Browse plants, trees, seeds and tools in this spacious garden centre. You can purchase local produce at The Farm Shop including bread from Hobbs House Bakery, milk from Ivy House Farm, and meat from Newton Farm.
They also accept National Garden Gift Vouchers and sell them too.
Sydney Gardens – volunteer gardening
For fresh air, outdoor gardening and conservation volunteering join the weekly Wednesday Gardening session, Wednesday mornings from 10am – 11am. To book into a session click here.
There are also sessions on the second Sunday each month from 10am – 12am. To join click here.
Hillier Garden Centre
Enjoy the Somerset Countryside at this garden centre, with on-hand plant experts, gardening club benefits and seasonal specials in the Mulberry & Thyme restaurant. Enjoy cooked breakfasts and jacket potatoes or book a traditional afternoon tea with a friend!
Monday – Saturday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm
They also have lots of guidance and inspiration on the news section of their website.
For some inspiration to get you back out and into that garden, local designers and horticulturalists of Bath have been sharing their tips including a guide to maintenance, planting flowers and growing your own produce. To read the full article click here.