Join Me On A Tour Of The Garden
A Ginnel has many names, often dependent on the location. it could also be known as an alleyway or a snicket. It's a narrow passageway between a row of houses. It's often an unused space in an urban residential area.
The RHS & Manchester Evening News have partnered to create a ginnel garden designed by Jason Williams, aka The Cloud Gardener. The Ginnel Garden, demonstrates how a community can work together to maximise a small space to create a communal green space that caters to all of its residents needs. Growing foods from other countries to pollinator plants to encourage more biodiversity in the city.
The garden will be built by Crowton Rowarth LTD (@crowton_rowarth_ltd)
The Garden will be relocated to the Newlyn St/Chilworth Alleyway Gardening Group in Moss Side South Manchester. Yaz (@Mcrurbangardener) has been gardening on the alley with her neighbours since 2018. Over the past 5 years their garden has gone through many trials and tribulations due to having a transient community. The community is diverse, from permanent residents, students to refugees
The garden will feature foods grown from native countries to the refugees to encourage the community to blend, a "tortoise farm", as well as pollinators to attract biodiversity back into the city.
As the community is transient, the designer, Jason Williams (@Cloudgardeneruk) will mentor the community for the next 12 months after the relocation in order to ensure the gardens long term success.
Robert Dyas is a UK hardware retailer with an extensive range of hardwares, electric appliance, DIY and gardening equipment. They have kindly gifted items to the garden that will then be relocated and used by the community.
Recycle 4 GM
Recycle 4 GM encourage the residents of Greater Manchester (except Wigan) to manage their waste responsibly, helping residents to see the value of waste and the real benefits that can be achieved by wasting less and recycling right. They offer a range of compost bins and wormeries on their site.
They have donated 2 tonnes of recycled compost made from waste in Greater Manchester to the Ginnel Garden.
To find out more about the community, alleyway gardening and the show garden take a look at this video.
Aside from the upcycled items, there are no bespoke items on the Ginnel garden.
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Since the show, the garden has been relocated to Moss Side, Manchester UK. The garden is being used by the community to grow their own flowers, fruit and veg.
Watch the whole relocation process and enjoy a tour of the garden in it's new home.