Groundwork NI transforms spaces into gardens for the whole community.

Our Community Gardens lie on space that has been earmarked for future development but until then, Groundwork NI creates an attractive and accessible garden for people living locally.

We run gardening sessions and events across our gardens, teaching people gardening skills, how to grow vegetables and fruit, and teaching people about the benefits of being outdoors and eating healthily. The gardens are a fantastic opportunity for communities to connect with nature, food and each other.

Community Gardens GWNI

It is commonly recognised now that outdoor spaces can help reduce negative environmental impacts by:

  • Promoting mental health.
  • Promoting sustainable horticulture.
  • Reducing antisocial behaviour.
  • Providing safe places.
  • Connecting people to their community.

Our team of horticulturists can work with your communities to help them to create and/or manage their community gardens. We have four community gardens situated in North, South, and East Belfast that we manage alongside volunteers from the local community. Groups can visit to be inspired or to attend training sessions, or we can deliver training on-site at their garden.

We have gardens in Connswater, Glenbryn, Hydebank and Shankill.

  • Connswater: On the corner of Newtonards Rd. and Connswater S.
  • Glenbryn: Tucked behind the Jolly Roger Complex on Alliance Rd.
  • Hydebank: Located on the grounds of Hydebank Wood College, this garden is themed around mental and emotional wellbeing.
  • Shankill: On the Corner of Shankill Rd. and Bellvue St.

We welcome visitors, volunteers, new and seasoned gardeners as well as organisations and companies who would like to get involved.

We also support projects in the Northern Trust area from Ballymena to Bushmills, please get in touch if you would like you would like support, guidance and advice in your local community green space.

Find out about volunteering with us email:

Community Garden Photo Gallery