Get involved in community gardening

We know there are many benefits of plants; from therapeutic and healing properties, through to how people look after their environment more if they are able to connect with nature. There are some amazing gardening projects taking place local to you. There are various groups in the community; in council or charity run gardens, schools and so on.


Where are some local community gardens and how can you get involved?


We’ve researched what’s near to our garden centres in Sudbury, Suffolk and Tiptree, Colchester, Essex . If you know one which is not included on our list please email and let us know!

We suggest you visit their websites or social media pages to see if what they offer matches what you are after. Many of them offer groups for those with specific needs, and also require volunteers to help them with everything from administration tasks through to tree planting and weeding.

West Suffolk:




North Essex:


It may also be of interest to know that there is a group researching Green Exercise at the University of Essex.
They have been researching the concept of Green Exercise for 16 years, coining the term itself in 2003. The Green Exercise Research Team comprises experts in the areas of exercise physiology, health and well-being, environmental sustainability, community engagement, behaviour change.




Visiting us at Sudbury

Newton Rd, Sudbury
Suffolk CO10 0PZ

Tel: 01787 466965 Directions & Opening Times

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Visiting us at Tiptree

Kelvedon Road, Inworth
Tiptree, Essex CO5 9SX
Tel 01376 570777

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