Latest news from Hulme Community Garden Centre

Latest news from Hulme Community Garden Centre


Saturday 23rd May – Creating a Garden for Sarah, all welcome. We are creating a willow tunnel for little people only, new path through woodland and a sitting area made out of pallets…just turn up and join in.
Saturday 6th June BBC Wild Flowers: we’re inviting volunteers and customers to get recorded on live radio working to create a flower meadow on our last earth mound….no need to book.
Saturday June 6th BioBlitz: a day of bug and beast identifying and an evening of moth madness. Booking required: find out more here
Saturday June 13th Wild Rumpus: join us for family activities in Hulme Park as part of this family event. We will be creating a little forest in Hulme Park and running a crown making workshop. There will be readings of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ in different languages by different residents, including our Friday Club group who will tell the story in sign language.
Saturday and Sunday June 13th and 14th: ‘We Need to Talk About Bambi’ theatrical performance with HAB Productions. This is primarily a show for adults, but children 6+ welcome (contains some adult themes). Booking essential, find out more here:
Saturday June 20th: Solstice celebrations. Come and celebrate the arrival for summer in our beautiful community garden. Make a green crown (£2 – 3-5pm drop in) or simply frolic in the flora! No booking required.
Thursday – Sunday throughout summer: Café Ooh La La will be popping up in the garden centre offering a range of delicious drinks, cakes and savoury delights. Everything is vegetarian and there are always vegan and gluten free options.

Sunflower Competition 2015

We are planning to have a tallest sunflower competition at HGAA Open Day this year on Sunday 6th September 2015. We feel that the site will look amazing with lots of tall sunflowers growing majestically in every corner, and it will be a bit of fun for everyone.

If you would like to enter please purchase your special pack seeds from the allotment shed over the next few Sundays, and write your name and plot number on the list provided so that you will be entered  into the competition and your sunflowers will be measured for Open Day. Fifty pence will pay for a pack of 8 seeds and entry into the competition.

Happy Growing

Catherine Green plot 28aSunflower Competition 2015

Free Love Parks Week workshops

Information from Love Parks

Love Parks Week is now in it’s ninth year and we want to do more to help you plan and deliver show stopping events in your green spaces.

We are holding workshops in the run up to Love Parks Week, each will be interactive sessions where you will be taking an active role in discussions and plans.


The workshops will be held in Manchester and Birmingham in May and June but hurry, spaces are limited so book your place today!

Manchester 8 May workshop 
Birmingham 19 June workshop 

 The workshops will be run by Corinna Hartwig, Funding Doctor and will cover a range of subjects that fit ALL green spaces.


*What is your space?
*Who uses your space?
*What type of event works best in your space?
*Funding opportunities
*Promoting your space and event

If you are unable to make these events don’t worry, we will be filming the sessions and they will be shown in our virtual training centre on the website.  More details on this will follow.

We hope you can attend these important workshops.  If you would like any further information, please get in touch

If you’re not already, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, without your support our parks could go unloved. 

Allotment Display at RHS Tatton Flower Show 2015

Contact Patricia if you’re interested in helping with the allotment display 🙂 It sounds like a great theme 😀

Allotment Display at RHS Tatton Flower Show 2015

Don’t forget the AGM is on Tuesday 10th March at 7pm, and bring surplus seeds for the Seed Swap. There is still time to send in your nominations for Allotments Stockport Committee.
If you wish to attend the North West Counties Association AGM on 29th March in Southport, please contact Andrea for catering purposes.

Allotments Stockport AGM Reminder