What: Community Garden Group in the Chantry Centre garden (aka Secret Garden), Long Street, Durlsey, GL11 4JB. Providing a convivial safe space for those experts and novices in garden ecology to learn and share skills, underpinned by a desire to cultivate soil and soul.

How: During growing season (March to October) - gardening and project sessions, 10am to 12.30 on Wednesday and Saturday (weather permitting). Use of greenhouse and polytunnel. Annual event - Dursley Flower & Produce Show in September. Applefest in October (bring and juice spare apples with our large apple press (available for hire!). Ad hoc projects + social events as inspired. Close collaboration with other environmental groups (e.g. Dursley in Bloom, Dursley CAN, Cam & Dursley Transport Group). Seeking to be a "seed point" for building community resilience and sustainability through collaborations and inspiration.

Carbon Saving not applicable

Further Information: The Garden Group was set up under the broad Transition movement about 5 years ago as a practical expression of the Transition Town ethos. It has evolved over the years to become a fixture in the community scene. It's future is largely dependent on the future of the Chantry Centre whose Trustees have plans to continue the redevelopment of the community centre to be a thriving hub of enthusiasm and engagement for all the local community. Many commnuity groups already use the centre regularly as well as super productions by the DODS, various entertainment events, scouts, toddler groups. The garden is a key feature for fine weather occasions to coplement the use of the main building.


  • Theme: Influence > Engagement
  • Theme: Influence > Behaviour Change


Lead Group: Chantre Centre

Contact Name: Richard Hellen

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 07969819505

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Postcode: GL11 4JB

Locality: Dursley, Dursley, Stroud, Gloucestershire, South West

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