Residents of the Southcoates East ward in East Hull are invited to get involved in the recently opened Community Garden for the area. It’s a brand new facility which is open to anyone who lives within the ward.

  • Learn new skills in a friendly environment
  • Get involved with your community
  • Enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise
  • Everyone welcome and no experience required
  • So join in and get growing!

Residents are welcome to bring any spare plants they have and put them into the garden, the more plants the merrier!

The garden was funded by the Southcoates East Ward Council and the land donated by Preston Road NDC Ltd. All design and development work was carried out by EMS Ltd in partnership with The East Hull Centre for Horticulture. Part of the garden will be turned into a demonstrator allotment site by Probe’s Food 360 Project, with the aim of encouraging residents to grow their own produce.

Ward Councillor David Gemmell said at the opening. “The utilisation of a piece of waste land into this mini oasis has been a great project and Councillor Tom McVie and I were more than happy to fund it. Well done to all involved for implementing the seed through to fruition”

Andy Rees, Neighbourhood Manager for EMS Ltd said. “The development of the garden has been very much a partnership affair, with assistance coming from a number of organisations including, PRNDC, Hull City Council, Minerva, Morgan Sindall, Humberside Aggregates, Speedy Hire Grimsby Depot and particularly Simon Waudby, who volunteered endless hours to the garden.”

The garden is located on Ryehill Grove opposite the side entrance to the Freedom Centre, next to the large car park. The garden will be open to residents on a daily basis (weekdays only).


Are you struggling to cope with your garden or know somebody else who is?

Landshare brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food, connecting those who have land to share with those who need land for cultivating food. Since its launch through River Cottage in 2009 it has grown into a thriving community of more than 55,000 growers, sharers and helpers.

It’s for people who:

Want to grow their own fruit and veg but don’t have anywhere to do it
Have a spare bit of land they’re prepared to share
Can help in some way – from sharing knowledge and lending tools to helping out on the plot itself
Support the idea of freeing up more land for growing
Are already growing and want to join in the community

There is a demand for community growing in Hull so any help you can give would give would benefit the community. If you are interested you can register your details on the landshare website. or please contact your local Area Team on telephone telephone 300300 who will be happy to help you.

Hull City Council are currently working in partnership with Environmental Management Solutions ltd to identify areas of suitable land to develop for community growing, and bids have been placed with the Lottery and other funding organisations.

If you would like more information on this please log onto the website