We're planning to raise at least £80,000 for the next key stage of the project: to install a permanent roof over the greenhouse to make it an all-weather community resource.
The new roof will replace the existing temporary covering and will be made of toughened glass and zinc. Solar panels will be added later.
Help us by donating or by volunteering at special fundraising events.
We sell quality plants at bargain prices.
We're open on Saturdays between 10.30 am to 1pm throughout the year.
We welcome plant donations for sale as all proceeds go towards the project.
The greenhouse will close on December 22nd and reopen on Jan 12th 2020 .
There will be a Christmas plant sale on the 7th and 8th of December.
Lets grow together to save our 1930s greenhouse
a community project for everyone
HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF VOLUNTEERING?
Volunteering on a project like this can help you - make new friends, gain confidence, maybe become healthier, and know that you are helping to create something valuable for the community.
Without the energy and enthusiasm of our volunteers, there would be no project.
"I've enjoyed working with the other volunteers on current seasonal projects at the Alexander Park Greenhouse, learning the necessary to complete tasks in a timely manner. It inspires my filling up of that bare earth at home in the garden & enriching that soil through good practice ...coming every Saturday morning is good for my gardening morale!"
"The winter is the most difficult time of year for a greenhouse that has a plastic roof and no glass but the volunteers all manage to get in and we maintain our usual camaraderie and manage to produce and care for our plants, garden and attack small maintenance projects. The greenhouse comes into its own, fully, in the summer, spring and autumn and we host events for the community, have gardening experience for young children and teenagers plus day to day care of plants etc. Because I now live in a flat this volunteer placement gives me time and connection to our beautiful historic park, growing and caring for plants and mixing with like minded people. Our volunteers are varied by age, sex, health - both mental and physical - and experience. We feel that everyone has a skill and we are grateful when they share them with us. One of our volunteers has said how peaceful she feels after being in the greenhouse for an hour and I must say that has been my experience too.
Greenhouse volunteers also maintain the round bed in the park with plants donated by the community, and from idverde, who maintain the parks and gardens in the area.