July 6, 2019

The Secret Garden has just turned three!

Like many young journeys, it's growth has been filled with unexpected days and happenings.

Any natural space takes time to show its potential, sometimes over many moons and rolls of the season. 

Gardening and working...

August 19, 2018

Pizza oven Workshop. Saturday 20th October 2018. 10-4.30 pm Family's welcome. 
Learn to build a Cob Pizza Oven for yourself.

Compton Basset, Secret Garden Community Project. 
Lunch included. £50 p.h (children no charge)

This workshop is an amazing opportunity to l...

May 14, 2018

A few Saturday's ago, was one of the best mornings yet at The Secret Garden project.

Our first volunteer morning and it started with an A*-team...Team Bentley ( Bentleys Gym)

I have experienced how Adam, as a fitness instructor supports individuals when he wrote me a fit...

March 18, 2018

 Herbaceous plant stock starting to build in our inherited greenhouse 

 Below see our NO DIG plot roughly marked out ready for cardboard, compost and manure! 

Since we started to build The Secret Garden we are reminded weekly that nature teaches us patienc...

September 6, 2017

 Starting late September 2017 

Superhero’s with IDEAS for outdoors!

Child-led adventure through muddy hands, permaculture, horticulture and lots of creativity as we work together each term to transform different areas of the school grounds into newly created areas o...

August 13, 2017

HERE IS A GREAT RESOURCE OF FREE SEEDS. LEARN FROM GROW WILD AND HELP TRANSFORM EVEN THE TINIEST POT INTO A WILDLIFE FRIENDLY  SPACE!

"We distribute seed packets to individuals through an annual media partnership, as well as through special competitions and events...

July 21, 2017

I knelt close to the pile of tinder with flint and steel in hands. Striking for sparks I had all the concentration, focus and determination of a first year student at Hogwarts, trying their hand at a Lumos spell in week one. Only this wasn't week one. I have lit more c...

July 21, 2017

I cannot recommend this book more highly to all outdoor practitioners, parents and key workers interested in the effects of time in nature for Children . Richard Louv. Last Child in the Woods.

July 21, 2017

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