Eglantine community garden

Just thought I might include this . I find it very inspiring to see what is going on in other community gardens. This C.G. in Belfast is of course an urban green space , which contrasts sharply with the Walled garden and the Drumlane C.G.
This is the results of a design meeting.

# Permanant Fire pit

# ppppEvergreens to shade out rubbish

# Fence untidy bits

# Shrub sculptures

# Big rocks for seats

# Keep the brambles! good for blackberries

# Water collection along the top of the wall

# Plant into nooks in wall

# Mural

# Abandoned christmas tree sanctuary

# random seed bombs

# have a stage on the concrete

# Have bbq or compost facilities on concrete

# Have a weather station or weather vane

# rainwater collection

# gnomes

# Recycling bins

# Non flamable seats

# Bird feeder

# Bird bath

# cement shells into walls

# plant for the birds

# concrete seating

# project (films for eg) onto concrete walls

# have a classroom area

# ask a school to sponsor an area

# have a “tasting station” bed

# hens?

# Sinage: welcome

# Arch over the alleyways, in iron

# info board

# paint alleyways a brighter colour

# have planters along alleyway

# have seats in the sun

# Poss in future when site is more secure have a polytunnel

# wheelchair access

# biodiversity areas

# pond

# compost area

# lights/cctv?

# …or just a sign saying there’s cctv?

# Maypole

# Tarp/sheltered area

# notice board informing of work to be done

# sign posts

# contact info

# reflexology path

# chainsaw art

# story board with history of garden

# Ask Housing exec or council to provide a regular skip

# trim trail for people exercising

# logs as stepping stones for kids

# music events

# backing board behind “stage”

# security light at each end

# pond in bit that’s already dipped

# seats and fire in centre

# willow fence by carpark

# wildflowers near the house of the neighbour who would look after them

# orchard

# compost near concrete, shielded by orchard

# shed for tools on concrete

# publicised grafitti wall, painted over every month for fresh art

# keep spirit of garden, not too hyped up

# Keep relaxed and not over publicised

# smell and touch things for disabled people

# events

# appropriate signs “enjoy the garden, but treat it well…” etc

# Get schools to donate bird feeders from their woodwork classes

# dedicate trees to different groups in the area

# Have mural to depict different groups in area, young, old etc

# Snake path or hopscotch path

# pond with fishes for kids to feed

# gnomes

# Easter trail for kids with hidden choc eggs

# get schools to plant flowers, with plaques to say who planted them

# Water pipes to collect water to water beds

# BBq

# Swings and slides for kids

# Less obvious things for kids to climb on

# Flowers for bees

# Sundial

# Colour in the garden

# Spring bulbs

# Fence in trees with the willow, rather than a straight line fence

# Round flower bed near carparkto demarkate space rather than straight fence

# low maintenance flowers

# Only light alleyways, let garden stay dark, for insects, lovers, astronomers and people who like sitting under trees in the dark

# Seating on concrete

# Mural or tiles in concrete

# logs for seating

# Don’t have too many seats, nice to sit on grass

# Have a mowed strip between concrete path and trees to make it look tended

# Enchanted evenings in the garden

# Cut out willow

# mow grass

# Take out ivy, birds or no birds

# Rapberry bed

# Veg beds all along wall

# Replace goat willow with fruit trees# Permanant Fire pit

# Evergreens to shade out rubbish

# Fence untidy bits

# Shrub sculptures

# Big rocks for seats

# Keep the brambles! good for blackberries

# Water collection along the top of the wall

# Plant into nooks in wall

# Mural

# Abandoned christmas tree sanctuary

# random seed bombs

# have a stage on the concrete

# Have bbq or compost facilities on concrete

# Have a weather station or weather vane

# rainwater collection

# gnomes

# Recycling bins

# Non flamable seats

# Bird feeder

# Bird bath

# cement shells into walls

# plant for the birds

# concrete seating

# project (films for eg) onto concrete walls

# have a classroom area

# ask a school to sponsor an area

# have a “tasting station” bed

# hens?

# Sinage: welcome

# Arch over the alleyways, in iron

# info board

# paint alleyways a brighter colour

# have planters along alleyway

# have seats in the sun

# Poss in future when site is more secure have a polytunnel

# wheelchair access

# biodiversity areas

# pond

# compost area

# lights/cctv?

# …or just a sign saying there’s cctv?

# Maypole

# Tarp/sheltered area

# notice board informing of work to be done

# sign posts

# contact info

# reflexology path

# chainsaw art

# story board with history of garden

# Ask Housing exec or council to provide a regular skip

# trim trail for people exercising

# logs as stepping stones for kids

# music events

# backing board behind “stage”

# security light at each end

# pond in bit that’s already dipped

# seats and fire in centre

# willow fence by carpark

# wildflowers near the house of the neighbour who would look after them

# orchard

# compost near concrete, shielded by orchard

# shed for tools on concrete

# publicised grafitti wall, painted over every month for fresh art

# keep spirit of garden, not too hyped up

# Keep relaxed and not over publicised

# smell and touch things for disabled people

# events

# appropriate signs “enjoy the garden, but treat it well…” etc

# Get schools to donate bird feeders from their woodwork classes

# dedicate trees to different groups in the area

# Have mural to depict different groups in area, young, old etc

# Snake path or hopscotch path

# pond with fishes for kids to feed

# gnomes

# Easter trail for kids with hidden choc eggs

# get schools to plant flowers, with plaques to say who planted them

# Water pipes to collect water to water beds

# BBq

# Swings and slides for kids

# Less obvious things for kids to climb on

# Flowers for bees

# Sundial

# Colour in the garden

# Spring bulbs

# Fence in trees with the willow, rather than a straight line fence

# Round flower bed near carparkto demarkate space rather than straight fence

# low maintenance flowers

# Only light alleyways, let garden stay dark, for insects, lovers, astronomers and people who like sitting under trees in the dark

# Seating on concrete

# Mural or tiles in concrete

# logs for seating

# Don’t have too many seats, nice to sit on grass

# Have a mowed strip between concrete path and trees to make it look tended

# Enchanted evenings in the garden

# Cut out willow

# mow grass

# Take out ivy, birds or no birds

# Rapberry bed

# Veg beds all along wall

# Replace goat willow with fruit trees

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