A garden for Platt Hall
This year sees the start of a new project working with the Friends of Platt Fields and local health and wellbeing partners to turn the grounds surrounding the Hall into a welcoming outdoor space and garden. Not-for-profit social enterprise Manchester Urban Diggers, who also run the Platt Fields Market Garden, have worked with staff at the Hall, taking inspiration from the collections for a series of themed spaces that will brighten this north east corner of Platt Fields Park and provide the Hall with a new space for outdoor workshops and activities. It's one of several community-led ideas for improving facilities on the north side of the park.
We meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1-4pm. From week to week, the jobs will change with the season, but it generally includes clearing, planting, weeding, digging and chatting. All tools and training are provided - novice gardeners and dab-hands both welcome as we learn from each other as we go along.
Sessions are open to anyone who lives or works in Rusholme, Moss Side or Fallowfield. Numbers are limited due to social distancing requirements, so if you're interested in coming along, please email Dan Thomson email@example.com
This is a long-term collaborative project that will develop over time as resources allow. For now though, you can see the plans in the images below or download a pdf copy of the plan.