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Wild About Kirkley: come and get involved in our new community garden.

Suffolk Artlink’s Wild About Kirkley project is looking for volunteers and local residents who would like to get involved in a newly developed community garden at the Kirkley Church Hall. The garden is open to all: we are working to make a place to relax, be creative, take time out, potter, read, dig, grow and much more. We welcome both individuals and groups to use the space.


What have we done so far…

The community garden is only in its first year, but already, we have grown vegetables and salads in our wheelchair accessible raised beds, as well as created a community compost bin and a wild area. This space has been set up by our team and volunteers and our veg has been given to the Pantry Project foodbank for members to enjoy.

Our compost bin can be used by those who don’t have the space to compost at home, but still want to do their bit to reduce food waste.

The garden has also hosted an array of creative sessions and foraging workshops, with many more to follow.


The garden is an inclusive space and may be particularly enjoyable for those who don’t have growing space at home or are perhaps on an allotment waiting list, as well as for the seasoned gardeners, to share knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

If you would like to get involved in the community garden or are looking for something to help with your mental health, please do get in touch. Wild About Kirkley is a great opportunity for those that enjoy working in the outdoors, are aspiring to learn more, and are looking for a positive and constructive outlet which will benefit their mental health.

Suffolk Artlink’s Wild About Kirkley project is based at Kirkley Church Hall, St Peters Road and runs regular, free, creative sessions, open to everyone in the local community. Sessions offer opportunities to learn about Kirkley’s unique natural environment with a particular focus on connecting people with soil and land to boost mental health.

This project is funded by Arts Council England and Suffolk County Council.

If you would like to get involved, please contact or call 07704 068 327 to book your place or to find out more.