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

Hope Gardening
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Hope Gardening

During Coronavirus Hope gardening carries on growing essential fruit and veg for people in need.

We welcome volunteers: contact using numbers/email below - its a safe site where social distancing can be observed.


Why not book a place on our new series of courses to grow your own veg at home? Check them out here

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
  • A therapeutic garden at our homelessness day centre  - winner of a Britain in Bloom Gold medal in 2018
  • 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 in 2021? Contact Hope on 01604214300

Read our gardener, Joe's  blog for April ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

See the project on one page here

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

Our gardens project is linked to Northampton's drive to be a Sustainable Food City!

We are also members of the Social Farms and Gardens association


Hope Gardening is funded by: The Finnis Scott, Morrisons foundation, National Lottery Awards for All, RHS, Nineveh Trust, and: