Gardening activities in the Community Garden at Blackhill and Consett Park

A new season of gardening activities in the Community Garden at Blackhill and Consett Park is starting on Monday 18th March 2019. The group is open to adults aged 16 and over, and will be led by Liz Beech, an experienced and qualified outdoor education worker.

The sessions run between 1pm and 3pm, and we meet at 1pm in the classroom on the ground floor of The Lodge, which is located near to the main entrance into the park on Laburnum Avenue, Blackhill.  

The gardening group is a friendly and supportive setting in which to introduce adults to a range of hands-on practical gardening activities, with advice and information available as needed. As most of the session will be outdoors in the community garden, please dress appropriately.

People have the opportunity to take home some of the produce grown during the season, although we also aim to donate some to local community organisations who run lunch clubs.  

The gardening group is delivered as part of Durham County Council’s “Ways To Wellbeing” programme, which provides a wide range of activities to support and improve mental and physical health and wellbeing. For details of other activities across the county please visit:  

There is no set charge for taking part, but we do request donations towards the programme costs, which are also being supported again this year by The Friends of the Park. Registration is also required.

If you require any further details please contact Martin Weston, Community Cultural Development Co-ordinator, The Lodge, Blackhill & Consett Park, Laburnum Avenue, Consett, DH8 5TA.  Tel: 03000 262480 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..