Blaise Dog show – “Hounds in the Grounds” 7th September

Blaise Fun dog show was held on the 7th of September, presented by Viking Vets. Here are some pictures of our stall on the day showing our organic produce.  People were very generous with their donations for the produce, £120 was collected. Thank you to all who helped and visited our stall!

And some more photos by Alastair Blackwell

Blaise Community Garden- Summer 2014

Entrance to Blaise Community garden
Our garden Robin
Strawberry patch
The herbs
The bug house to attract insects
New cold frames made, lettuce growing
The first of the tomatoes
Inspecting the cabbages!
New wooden benches and bird boxes being made
Some of the broad bean harvest
Cauliflowers growing
The wildflower areas
Greenhouse number one all planted up
Green house number two
Planting flowers and vegetables on raised beds
The now resident scarecrows at the garden
A basket of produce collected to give to people in the community.

Get Growing Weekend 7th & 8th June

A truly amazing weekend which deservedly gladdened the hearts of all those who put so much care and effort into the garden.

Quotes: –

Chris – “A huge THANK YOU to everyone who took part, making the event such a wonderful success, with the bonus of £306. I will send cards to the extra helpers and cake bakers”

Mick -“This was a fantastic weekend, terrific organisation and participation by everyone – it was wonderful to be involved.The current estimate is some 200 – 250 people visited the garden over the weekend.  This is wonderful and I am sure the Council will be pleased with this success. I also heard that some useful conversations were had with George Fergusson and Charlotte Lesley on Saturday morning regarding the potential of the area and future ideas for the garden. Big thanks to all involved, and to Chris, as I am sure you all agree, her good nature, energy and drive encourages us all to deliver successful events like this together!”

Charles – ” Saturday sales income – £173.16,Sunday sales income   – £152.85. So £306.01 to add to our funds –  well done everyone.”

Here is a link to 58 fine photos taken by Jessie Marcham commissioned by the Get Growing Trail:


Garden Opening times – April 2014 onwards

As from April 2014, the Blaise Community Garden will be open to visitors on the first  Sunday of the month from 1.00 to 4.00pm.
Come along and see how we’ve ‘grown’ and changed and perhaps get involved in the current activities.
Our usual regular volunteer working hours will also continue on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 12.30pm.  There’s plenty to do if you would like to join us on a regular basis and the need for help will increase as the weather improves and plants need more attention through the week.