Community Garden


Our Garden provides recreational space to improve the lives of our community (photo@Sarah Koury)

Our wonderful garden provides permaculture activities and ensures people of all ages can come and enjoy the space.

'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

Trinity garden is maintained by volunteers. Photo @ Sarah Koury

Garden safety

If you are interested in taking part in the organic gardening project, please see the Garden what's on page.

Gardening can result in bruising, blisters and sores that require skincare. Please take care. We recommend you:

  • wear a hat, long sleeves, sunglasses, a high factor sunscreen and gardening gloves

  • drink lots of water

  • avoid gardening in greenhouses and in polytunnels in the full sun

  • are aware of correct manual handling procedures and do not overload yourself when carrying heavy/large items

  • are inducted properly by the Garden Coordinator before using tools/equipment

If you are unsure or feel you require advice or training, contact the Garden Coordinator who can assist you.

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
Please respect the space and leave the site free from debris.

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 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. Email 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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