The Salopian Garden in Isleworth is open to the public on Wednesdays from 1.00-3.00pm and Thursdays from 10.00am-3.00pm
The Salopian Garden is a community garden and a horticultural training resource run by the social enterprise Cultivate London, which trains unemployed young people in landscaping and horticulture, and works to engage the local community in food growing.
The National Trust leased the land to Cultivate London and during 2016 it was transformed from a neglected wilderness into a lovely garden with fruit trees, a herb garden, flower garden, vegetable beds, bee hives, accessible raised beds, green roofs, polytunnel classroom, and a wood-fired cob oven.
The Salopian Garden is an ever evolving project, and is being used for a number of workshops and events, including regular workshops for members of the public and sessions for local schools. If you would like to get involved, or just go and see the garden and enjoy it, just go along one Wednesday or Thursday and see what they do. There are targeted sessions for children, young people and adults and jobs for all levels of experience and skill (or none!)
Cultivate London aims to have a long term impact on the lives of young people and change the way Londoners think about their fresh produce and where it comes from.
How the garden came to be: