Plants for People

The Plants for People project is a joint initiative between Mayfield Nurseries and Southampton City Council, which combines community development work with gardening to make a lasting difference to people living on social housing estates in Southampton.

What is it?

Plants for People’s Community Development Worker Duncan Reade leads gardening initiatives to improve open spaces, community connections and positive wellbeing in communities, creating safe spaces to grow, learn and get to know your neighbours. 

Participants don’t need any equipment or experience and all sessions are on a free, drop in basis. The gardening workshops are open to all ages and abilities from absolute beginners to keen gardeners. 

Our projects run all the way through the year, so you can still get involved no matter what the weather. In the colder months, wrap up warm!

We are hosting Plants for People projects in the following areas:

Monday 1:30 - 4:30pm 
Irving Road, meeting outside block 67-125 Irving Road.
Download our poster here: Iving Road.pdf.

Wednesday 1:30 - 4:30pm
International Road, meeting in the garden area between Oslo Towers and Havre Towers. Download our poster here: International Way.pdf

Thursday 1.30pm - 5.00pm
Canberra Towers, meeting outside Canberra Towers.
Download our poster here: Canberra Towers.pdf

Friday 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Holyrood Estate, meeting at the community garden between Marsh House and All Saints House. Download our poster here: Holyrood Estate.pdf

Come along and join in to learn new skills, meet other members of the community, enhance your outside spaces and get some fresh air!

For more information on Plants for People and the initiatives in your area, please contact Duncan Reade here.



Irving Road, Monday 1:30 - 4:30pm
International Road, Wednesday 1:30 - 4:30pm
Canberra Towers, Thursday 1:30 - 5pm
Holyrood Estate, Friday 1:30 - 4:30pm

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