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Hope Gardening – community gardens and growing food to feed people in need

Hope Gardening
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Hope Gardening  -----------------------------------------------------------

Hope gardening offers horticultural therapy for people in need

We grow fruit and veg for people on benefits.

We provide opportunities for people to get involved in growing veg, and horticulture training - and promote veg growing

We grow veg, flowers and herbs for sale


Hope has a range of exciting community gardening projects

  • Our garden tools recycling project
  • Therapeutic gardening for anyone who might benefit, including our homeless service users and people with mental health problems - read about it here
  • Our allotment gardens where we grow vegetables, salad and fruit for the Hope Foodclub and Hope Day centre. Winner of a Northampton in Bloom Gold in 2019
  • We offer basic training in horticulture for people who are looking to develop a career and new skills.
  • Garden maintenance and landscaping services
  • Grow your own courses to get started at home
  • Offer corporate away day and volunteering opportunities: to book email noo@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk

Our projects involve urban agriculture - greening urban spaces and growing food on neglected urban land. We distribute food at community centres and hubs in Northampton as part of our foodclub project linked to our parent charity, Northampton Hope Centre.

We are part of West Northants Community Growers, an alliance of local people growing veg for their community. Read about them here

Do you want Hope Gardening to support your restaurant or cafe with fresh, locally grown veg? Contact Hope on 01604214300

Read our gardener, Joe's  blog for NOVEMBER 2021

We will be publishing the collection of these as a book shortly. In the meantime, here are the last couple of months:

October 2021


We always need volunteers - email us on office@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk or ring 01604214300


Hope Garden maintenance:

We provide garden maintenance and landscaping  services at £20 an hour. Give us a ring on 01604214300 to discuss you needs!


We welcome donations of vegetable seeds, plants, gloves and overalls

We need volunteers to help in our growing spaces in Northampton. Email volunteering@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk

Read about Hope Gardening here

If you want to see some great films about growing in small spaces, watch here

Our gardens project is linked to  West Northants Sustainable Food Place partnership

We are also members of the Social Farms and Gardens association


Hope Gardening is funded by: The Finnis Scott, the Masonic Foundation, Morrisons foundation, Semble, National Gardens Scheme, National Lottery Awards for All, RHS, Nineveh Trust, The Co-Op, Tesco Bags of Help and many others.