Visit our award-winning community vegetable plot in the beautiful Bishop’s Palace Gardens. The garden is run as a therapeutic space benefiting both physical and mental health. Our volunteers will give you a tour and tell you about the work we do there.

Starting in 2014, Transition Chichester took on the disused Bishop’s Palace vegetable plot to provide a space for the local community to come together and grow their own fruit and vegetables. Along with general gardening sessions that are run throughout the year, Transition Chichester provides therapeutic gardening sessions for older adults and those with mental and physical health problems.

In 2023, Grow Chichester was successful at the Royal Horticultural Society’s ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Awards, winning a Gold Award for Community Participation and also for Environmental Responsibility, where we were category winner.

With research demonstrating the importance of outdoor spaces to our well-being, Grow Chichester aims to provide an inclusive, friendly and supportive space for the local community to learn to grow together.

Our aims are to:
• Encourage and enable residents of Chichester and the surrounding area to grow, harvest and eat their own nutritious fruit and vegetables.
• Work inclusively to promote health and well-being and reduce social isolation through horticulture.
• Work in a sustainable way using organic methods and supporting local wildlife.

Produce is shared between the garden volunteers, offered to the public by way of a donation and passed on to local food-sharing projects.


Organiser: Transition Chichester

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