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2018 Season


Spring is nearly with us!


We are looking forward to starting our fortnightly maintenance sessions on the crescent border at Grantham Green.


For the first of our sessions, we will be laying down some bark chippings around the shrubs to help keep the moisture in and hopefully keep the weeds down too.


March 2nd and 16th - Friday mornings from 10am -12noon


You are welcome to join us if you are interested in becoming part of our team.



2017 - our first year...


Grantham Green news – Bulb Planting event

Friday and Saturday, 24 and 25 November at Grantham Green


Come and help us make Grantham Green a riot of colour in the spring. Maria Dowding and others will be on hand to show you what to do.


Tools and bulbs are provided. Just dress appropriately (warm clothes and good footwear) and be prepared to do a bit of work. We will all reap the benefits next spring!

Bulb planting from 10.00 to 13.00 each day.

Grantham Green Growers is a  new service started in July 2017 following the transformation of the site over the previous eight months. People with learning disabilities who enjoy gardening will be working on maintaining the shrubs at Grantham Green every two weeks or so, throughout the year.


In 2016 members of Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP were asked about their usage of Grantham Green, they responded that they used it but preferred Eastleigh Recreation Ground because there were more places to sit, more interesting planting and better bio-diversity. These responses were included in Eastleigh Borough Council’s transformation plan and as a result ornamental shrubs, wildflower turf and additional benches have been provided. People with learning disabilities are also going to be involved in maintaining the ornamental beds and have a watching brief over the wild flower turf.


We are recruiting local volunteers to work with our members in this endeavour. This is a great opportunity to meet people with learning disabilities and to enjoy working alongside them in the fresh air. Our horticultural Co-ordinator, Maria will be teaching skills, so this could be a way of enhancing your gardening knowledge.



Stalls at Grantham Green Open Day 2017 Our stalls at Grantham Green Open Day

Volunteers wanted... help us maintain the ornamental shrubs at Grantham Green. Members of Eastleigh Borough & Romsey MENCAP society will be maintaining the shrubs throughout the year.


We are looking for local volunteers to work alongside us. No horticultural knowledge needed, just an interest in people, ability to work as part of a team and a desire to learn. Work will take place on Friday mornings 10 -12.


DBS required.

Grantham Green Growers Grantham Green Growers in action!
Grantham Green Growers Maria Dowding and Mark Ellison looking at the planting plans for Grantham Green
Grantham Green Growers Bulb Planting event at Grantham Green
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