Slades Farm

Slades Farm Community Garden

The Slades Farm Community Garden is a community project initiated by Transition Bournemouth in 2012 to  help create a sustainable wildlife friendly community garden, and carry out conservation activities, in the Slades Farm area, in Ensbury Park, north Bournemouth.


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Everyone is welcome to get involved. Support is be available for those who need it, and there are usually gardening and/or conservation tasks to suit all ages. However, note that this is taking place on rough ground so there is currently no easy access for wheelchairs. If you think you will need assistance getting to the site or on site, please let us know.

We currently run regular work parties. The type of activities available vary with the seasons and the weather. Recent projects include – installing a toolshed and waterbutt, replacing the fence around the veg patch, developing a prairie garden, and making a wildlife pond. Regular winter activities include bramble bashing and pulling up unwanted saplings. Regular spring/summer activities include sowing/planting/weeding and generally nurturing fruit and vegetables, and of course, harvesting! We also organise occasional wildlife surveys and social get togethers.

If you come along to one of our working parties, please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. We can provide tools and gloves. There will be loos and refreshments available in the Pavilion, but it is card only (ie cash-free). Feel free to bring your own refreshments if you’d prefer.


Saturday 27th July 10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 7th Sept 10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 28th Sept 10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 5th Oct 10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 19th Oct 10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 9th Nov 10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 23rd Nov 10:00 – 12:00

Saturday 7th Dec 10:00 – 12:00


The Slades Farm Open Space is in between Ensbury Avenue, in Ensbury Park, and Talbot Woods. You can get a Yellow V2 to Colombia Road or a Yellow U something to the university. 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.

Google Map of location –


There is an email distribution list. If you would like to be added to it (or removed from it!) then please contact us at .

There is also a Facebook group called Slades Farm Conservation Group. Please join!



One thought on “Slades Farm

  1. Just surfing the net and came across your outstanding project keep up the great work.

    G. Slade
    New Zealand

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