Community Garden


An inner city oasis

Our wonderful garden is maintained and managed by Trinity Community Garden group who provide permaculture activities and ensure people of all ages can come and enjoy the space.

Regular activities include a weekly-drop in session for adults experiencing mental health issues, stay and play sessions for families with young children and a weekly community drop-in.

'The growing in the garden is lovely and the sessions are very therapeutic and informative. It also appears to be a much-valued ‘sanctuary’ to the community in this inner city area of Bristol, and I would recommend them. It’s a wonderful use of what was once a very sad, decaying place.'' Eric

Visitors are welcome...

Everyone is welcome to use the garden. We ask all visitors to be mindful and respect the following rules:

  • We advise visiting the garden during office hours Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm when a trained First Aider is on site
  • Be respectful of closed group sessions and check on activity dates and times before you visit
  • Keep dogs on leads and be sure to scoop their poop!
  • The garden is next to a busy car park and road; for safety, please supervise children at all times
  • Please take any rubbish with you and respect the bed plants and polytunnel and don't smoke around the veg
  • Please only undertake gardening activities during our supervised project sessions
  • We expect all users to respect each other and to act in line with Trinity's Code of Conduct

Garden safety

  • wear suitable protective clothing; a hat, long sleeves, sunglasses, high-factor sunscreen and gardening gloves

  • drink lots of water and avoid gardening in greenhouses and in polytunnels in the full sun

  • make sure you know correct manual handling procedures; don't overload yourself when carrying heavy/large items

  • be sure to be inducted properly by the Garden Coordinator before using any of the tools/equipment

  • gardening can result in bruising, blisters and sores that require skincare; pand where appropriate protective clothing; please take care when gardening

Play area

  • our play area is unsupervised - please make sure you supervise your children at all times
  • the area has been designed by The Green Play Project for enjoyment by children of all ages
  • the space does incorporate an element of risk, in order to provide challenges for the children that use it
  • everyone using the play area must show consideration and respect for other users

a garden for all

We believe it’s vital to provide people with the chance to come together in a shared social activity, to reduce isolation and improve people’s quality of life.

This is why we provide our Garden as a base for workshops and activities that help to build skills and improve well-being.

We work with Trinity Community Garden project, who maintain our garden and deliver community sessions and activities.

We are a permaculture garden and encourage users to keep it organic and sustainable.

Get involved

If you are interested in taking part in the organic gardening project, why not join one of our regular volunteer sessions: see what's on or check the Bulletin Board in the Garden.

If you would like to help out in the garden we would love to hear from you. You can drop Lisa, our garden co-ordinator an email on or call the Trinity office on 0117 935 1200.


Regular volunteer Steve shares the wares from the garden at Trinity's free annual Garden Party photo @Jessica Bartolini

Project history...

Set up in 2014, the project make organic horticulture, food and sustainable living skills and ideas available for the local people, regardless of age, gender, ability or education.

In 2016 / 2017 the Garden Project delivered over 200 sessions and activities . Over 600 people attended, with many attending regular weekly drop ins or workshops.

Click here to find out more about past activities.


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