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Lavender Place Community Garden - cancelled until further notice

Every Saturday 10am to 12 noon

Come along and learn how to grow fruit and vegetables in this unique community garden in the centre of Reading.

An experience horticultural tutor is there every Saturday from 10 am to 12noon and anyone is invited to come along and get involved.

Thames Valley Police in partnership with Food4families and working with volunteers from Reading Food Growing Network, pupils from Deemway Montessori School and students from Activate Learning Reading College have been creating a temporary community garden on the site of former Civic Offices until they are re-developed.

Study of the Victorian maps of the area that was demolished to make way for Civic Offices, Courts and Police Station show that there were many courtyards with edible connotations: Wine Court, Lavender Place, Cherry Court, Plum Court, Grape Passage. This may be indication of small holdings. Lavender Place was just where the herb garden will be.

Currently families from the Forgotten Gurkhas and Reading residents are growing their own fruit and veg supported where needed by a Food4families Tutor.