Putting the heart in communities

Kitchen Garden

A space where everyone is welcome to come together with the common goal of growing fresh produce.

What's it about?

A beautiful bright community garden space in the heart of Repton, Ashford. Everyone is welcome to come together with the common goal of growing fresh produce.

Our space doubled at the end of 2023 so there is lots of room for everybody!

Our Kitchen Garden is situated in the woodland area at the back of the Repton Connect Community Centre, accessed from the car park.

Interested in bringing a self-led community group to grow food in our Kitchen Garden? Please do get in touch to discuss your ideas:

Fun facts!

Our original garden group built the space from scratch from 2018-2022. The space had great bones and by 2023 – it was in need of a makeover.

Louise, our Food Projects Manager, started a weekly gardening session with volunteers from the community and residents at The Holiday Inn, Bybrook. Alongside Frances Hunt of Mockford & Hunt, a local estate agents.

Kitchen Garden Gallery

The Makeover

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June 2023

We set about clearing the invasive mare’s tail from the beds- an ongoing battle! Paths were mown and strimmed and we discovered cabbages, fruit bushes and even some lettuces still growing!

June 2023
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July 2023

A large donation of seedlings from a local resident were planted: including tomatoes for outside the community shop, and squashes, potatoes, courgettes, herbs and cucumbers in the beds.

July 2023
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August 2023

Our team of volunteers enjoyed growing and harvesting produce to give away in our Community Fridges.

August 2023
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Staff from B&Q, Repton Community Trust and volunteers from the asylum seeker and local community stepped up to work together and achieve a huge amount.

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Our growing space was doubled with new raised beds, a polytunnel and handmade bespoke workbench. The shed was painted and its roof extended to catch more rainwater with new gutters and water butts.

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Our volunteers enjoy cooking with the produce they grow, creating beautiful fresh dishes in the kitchen space at Repton Connect Community Centre.

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Kitchen Garden Supported by:

The Frank Brake Charitable Trust
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