4 Benefits of using Raised Beds

By Caitlin Bellamy | May 4, 2020

A lot of our amazing community gardens have an abundance of raised beds, we have also seen a few of you bringing raised beds into your garden. So why build a raised bed? We thought we’d let you know a few benefits of raised beds and what they can do for you and your garden.…

Celebrating May Day

By Caitlin Bellamy | May 1, 2020

Well it’s official, May is here! May Day is a celebration that dates back millennia and brings with it lots of traditions and types of celebrations. As much as we won’t be dancing round the maypole this year, we thought we’d share some 3 ideas on how to celebrate it safely this year. Make a…

Make your own Petal Perfume

By Caitlin Bellamy | April 30, 2020

It always seems to be a rite of passage as a child to make your own perfume. With the wind picking up, we may see a few petals from our flowers falling on to the ground. Why not send the kids out to collect them and make a nice, natural fragrance? If you are happy…

Our Stories – Gary Bissett

By Caitlin Bellamy | April 29, 2020

Cultivation Street is extremely lucky to work with amazing garden centre Ambassadors throughout the country. Every year we honour these incredible assets to the competition by awarding ‘Ambassador of the Year’ here’s the story of last years winner Gary Bissett. Gary Bissett has been working with 8 local nursery schools, teaching them how to sow…

5 Rainy Day ideas for your garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | April 28, 2020

We know a lot of you have been enjoying time in your garden with this amazing weather over the past few weeks. With the weather taking a turn this week, we wanted to remind you of a few positives of rain and what you can do in your garden when it rains. Overseed your Lawn…

Behind the Sunday Mirror – Through the Years

By Caitlin Bellamy | April 24, 2020

Cultivation Street is the biggest national community garden campaign and as we enter its the eighth year, let’s look at the top plots who’ve won over the years and enhanced people’s lives through gardening. 2014 Winner – Annie Street When Cultivation Street first launched, it was to brighten up people’s front gardens for a neighbourhood…

Our Stories – Redwood Park Academy

By Caitlin Bellamy | April 22, 2020

With the incredible teachers still teaching the children of Key Workers, we wanted to share last year’s winners story from Redwood Park Academy. We have had so many wonderful teachers still letting us know what they’re doing in their school gardens during this time and we are very grateful for all you are doing. The…

5 Mood boosting plants and herbs for your House and Garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | April 21, 2020

Most people use their garden as a retreat or escape from the reality of your day to day life. Finding solace in your garden is great, so we thought we would give you 5 plants and herbs that will help you relax and feel uplifted. Geraniums This colourful beauty, with its mild scent has been…

A Word of Advice

By Caitlin Bellamy | April 20, 2020

At Cultivation Street we are so lucky to have such incredible Communities all wanting the best for one another. Angela Hayler, a co-founder of The Wonky Garden, has spoken to me over the past week about how she is managing their numerous gardens during the Covid-19 Crisis and we wanted to share with you her…

Behind The Sunday Mirror – Riverside Hall Community Garden

By Caitlin Bellamy | April 20, 2020

As many are spending more and more time in your gardens over the coming weeks, we’re sure a few of you are looking to turn some abandoned area in your garden into a new little green haven. Riverside Hall community Garden, in Scotland, did just that when they turned their once demolition site into a…