Welcome to Wharfside...
The Wharfside Community Gardens and Allotments are situated in the Chasewater and Southern Staffordshire Coalfields Site of Special Scientific Interest, just over the historic Wyrley and Essington Canal and close to the bustling Chasewater Country Park. Here, you will find a vibrant community of gardeners and allotment holders, all passionate about creating a beautiful outdoor space for everyone to enjoy.
Allotment gardening is a great way to get out into nature, grow your own food, and help the environment. It's a wonderful way to bring people together in the community, too. On our allotment plots, you can grow fruits and vegetables, herbs, flowers, and even keep chickens. It's a great way to get fresh air and exercise, and it benefits the environment by reducing food miles and providing habitats for wildlife. Plus, it's a great way to connect with others in your community by swapping produce or sharing tips on growing.
We invite you to come and explore our gardens and allotments, and get to know the friendly faces of our community.
Our Ecological Commitment
At Wharfside, we are passionate about protecting and preserving the environment. We have honoured this commitment by planting over one-thousand native hedgerow saplings and reinstating the historic field boundaries, we have dedicated over a quarter of the community gardens site to create key pollinator habitats and support the solitary mining bee population.
We encourage environmentally friendly and sustainable growing practices on our allotment gardens, to ensure that we are doing our part to protect the planet for future generations.
Growing a Sustainable Community
At Wharfside Community Gardens, we strive to build a vibrant community of green-fingered growers. Our goal is to create an inclusive space where members of the community can come together to relax, meet like-minded people, and enjoy the fruits of our labor.
We provide a place for people to learn and share their knowledge, as well as grow their own produce in a safe and friendly environment. By providing an allotment garden, we want to be a good neighbor and promote the health benefits of gardening and eating fresh produce.