We offer support and advice to local communities who want to create, protect or maintain community gardens and parks..
This might include:
- advising on the development of garden plans and proposals
- supporting and encouraging community involvement in communal gardens
- supporting groups through funding applications and bids
- providing small grants from an annual budget to help get community garden projects off the ground.
The Trust endeavours to ensure that new and improved gardens are of the highest quality.
From 1984 onwards, the Trust has been involved with the creation of 14 new, small public gardens in Hampshire either by initiating the idea, giving advice and/or small grants or by providing general support to a scheme.
Several Friends’ Groups have been formed, often responsible for fund-raising and the upkeep of a garden.
In March 2009, nine of the Friends’ Groups responded to a suggestion by the Trust to set up an Association of Friends’ Groups, which now meets twice a year to exchange information and share problems. The Friends’ from the Gazebo Garden in Havant joined the Association in November 2015. This Association is not a closed shop and other groups are welcome.