The development of the Tayport Community Garden started in 2015. On-site work began in early February 2016 to layout the site and since then, the garden has quickly taken shape thanks to a growing band of enthusiastic and multi-skilled volunteers. A fruiting hedge has been planted around the boundary fence with the hope that passers-by will benefit from the crop once the plants establish.
Inside the garden, the exterior of the shipping container shed has been clad, whilst internally it has been fitted out to accommodate the necessary tools. Rainwater from the roof is harvested to ensure plants get the best possible start.
A polytunnel has been fitted with raised beds filled with recycled compost, designed to maximise growing space and allow access for those with restricted mobility. This space provides not only favourable growing conditions but an escape from the elements for workshops, meetings, a chat and that important cuppa!
In the garden itself are various raised beds, ground beds, straw beds, ‘Compost Crescent’, an outdoor classroom, seating, a bicycle stand and an ‘Eco Loo.’ The plots are cared for by designated organisations, groups and individuals. The Garden has been designed to enable access for all abilities.
You can follow the Garden’s development through our Tayport Community Garden Facebook album.
Tasty home-grown food, fresh air, working with others and reducing Tayport’s carbon footprint….come and join us getting down to earth!
You can join one of our weekly Open Gardening Sessions or our free gardening workshops. You can come by to pick up some of our fresh and tasty produce for your supper or simply pop in to enjoy the garden and a cuppa. See Join in section for more details on how to get involved.