Community Gardening in Poole

Community Gardening in Poole. Photos from Poole Housing Partnership

Why community gardens?

Community gardens have a wealth of benefits for you and your local community.  Did you know that there are four community gardens in Poole, run as part of the Poole Housing Partnership project ‘New Roots’?  Three of these gardens offer weekly drop in sessions for developing your gardening skills between March and November.

Community gardening can have positive impacts on both health and wellbeing.  They increase your physical activity and can improve your mental health.  By participating in an activity that has purpose and by working alongside other people to achieve that purpose, you are helping to improve your wellbeing.

A lot of the success of the community gardens in Poole comes from the dedicated and fantastic residents who give up their time regularly to take care of the gardens – by working in their community, they are improving it for themselves and everyone around them.  By volunteering in the gardens during the week, you will be able to add to these efforts and make a real difference in your local area.

You will also be able to meet like minded people who enjoy gardening and make new friends, as well as learning from them and sharing your ideas.

Community gardens offering volunteering sessions are:

Poole Town Community Garden, located at Perry Gardens by the car park.
Volunteering sessions are hosted on Wednesdays, from 3:15pm to 4:45pm.  You can find out more information and sign up here.

Alderney West Community Garden, located at Bedford Road North.
Volunteering sessions are hosted on Thursdays, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.  You can find out more information and sign up here.

Turlin Moor Community Garden, located by the shops in Turlin Moor.
Volunteering sessions are hosted on Wednesdays (3:15pm – 4:45pm) and Fridays (1:30pm – 3:00pm).  You can find out more information and sign up here.

For more general enquiries, please email

Community Gardening @ PHP 2