The garden is now open, but please make sure you maintain the usual social distancing rules. We have also started our garden tidying sessions on the first Saturday of each month . See Regular Events for more details. Volunteers always welcome!
After two years of hard work by a group of committed volunteers, the Parkinsons.Me community garden is now open! Located in West Lockinge, Oxfordshire, it is the physical embodiment of everything Parkinsons.Me stands for.
The garden will eventually have exercise equipment and opportunities for more physical training when digging the produce beds; areas for communal meetings and parties; space to rest and reflect on the beauty of the surroundings and plenty of room to grow the healthy fruit and vegetables that can make such a difference for people with Parkinson's.
Read about how we built it in the Community Garden section of the blog.
...to this in 12 months. Entirely with volunteer labour.
We are very proud to have featured on an episode of the BBC programme Gardeners World in Sept 2019, and to have received several grants for our work, particularly from the Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment and the FCC Communities Foundation.
Come and join us - we're often in the garden at the weekends and the space is there for everyone, and particularly the families of people affected by Parkinson's, to enjoy... The dates for our regular Saturday garden sessions are on our Regular Events page.
The garden is located on the edge of West Lockinge, a mile and half East of Wantage. It is tucked away at the bottom of a community woodland and accessed from a bridle path, but not too hard to find! If you use the app What3Words, you will be able to find the garden gate at arise.paler.gazed
Alternatively, please click on the image below to download our location map.