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18 01, 2017

A HUGE thank you to our friends at Nottingham City Homes!

Our fab friends at NCH, Matt and the Brathay apprentices have been down at Bulwell Forest Gardens today, helping fix things up

7 11, 2016

November jobs at the Garden, with a little help from our friends!

Digging is the name of the game this month. Whether we are planting new bushes and trees, or clearing and preparing new

28 10, 2016

Help us fundraise!!

Please help us raise funds to improve our Community Garden. We want to create Identification Boards and a Nature Trail for families

23 10, 2016

BFG recognised with Environmental Award!!

Bulwell Forest Garden were shortlisted in the Nottingham Post Environmental Awards this week. Barbara and Adele went along to the event, and

21 10, 2016

FREE training for BFG volunteers

Do you volunteer at BFG? Would you like to develop some new skills or gain a recognised certificate in any of the

21 10, 2016

Boots volunteering Day!

Employees from Boots came to visit us recently, armed with paintbrushes, preserving the wood on our raised beds, picnic tables and eco loo.

21 10, 2016

Community Cob Oven

Back in 2014, our wonderful community volunteered their time to make our own unique Clay Oven. 30 local volunteers worked over 5 sessions,

12 10, 2016


Composting provides a way not only of reducing the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of, but also of converting

12 10, 2016


Although we had some warmer days over September, the autumn is now definitely here for real, and it feels colder. It's a

12 10, 2016

Spinach and Chick Pea Curry

Serves 2 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, halved and sliced 1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped 3-4cm piece of