Community Garden Work Days

Transition Bournemouth’s Community Garden work parties are held on a monthly basis in Slades Farm Community Garden, usually led by project leader Theresa McManus.  Also, there are sometimes the occasional wildlife survey and social get-togethers.  They are all drop-in sessions, so you don’t need to arrive at the start time and don’t need to stay until the end – unless you want to of course!

Tools and gloves(1)  are provided. Please wear outdoor clothing and footwear suitable for the weather and wet/long grass.

Our events are advertised on our website, our Transition Bournemouth Discussion Forum on Facebook and our Transition Bournemouth Facebook page. You can also follow updates about the projects and events via our Slades Farm Community Garden Facebook page.

Please note: the Community Garden is accessed via rough ground so there is no easy access for wheelchair users.  If you think you would need assistance getting to or on the site, or any support when helping, then please do let us know.


The Slades Farm Park is in between Ensbury Avenue, in Ensbury Park, and Talbot Woods. You can get a Yellow 5a bus to Colombia Road or a Yellow 6 to the university or any other university bus. For cyclists there is some bicycle parking. For those who need to drive, there is a car park off Ensbury Avenue. The Community Garden area is north of the velodrome, in between the new dog training area and the woods.

(1) During pandemics where viruses can be transmitted by contact, we ask volunteers to bring their own gloves