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Community Garden

Among other things, the Friends of Wharton Park have created a community garden within the Park as part of the wider regeneration scheme.

This project protects an important green space and provides recreational and horticultural facilities for the wider community. We are keen to involve as many members of the local community as possible and would very much welcome your support.

Wednesday afternoons are our regular meeting/working sessions in the Community Garden.

The first Wednesday of each month is our designated COFFEE AFTERNOON when we offer tea and coffee to anyone interested in joining our team of volunteers or who would just like to come and chat to us about plants generally.

Why not come and join us and share your gardening skills and ideas as we turn this community garden in to a haven for all to enjoy?

Volunteers have worked hard over recent months to complete a path down the centre of the garden. Undeterred by the enormity of the task ahead, they set to work and learned some new skills along the way!

We are now pleased to announce that the path is finally complete. It will take you through the centre of the garden and allow you to get close to the flowers.

We are delighted with some brand new installations.

Our new archway frames the planting perfectly and the obelisks invite climbing plants. Also, a welcoming bench sited at the end of the garden offers visitors a new perspective on the planting.

Most recently, we have acquired a smart row of white planters thanks to the Durham Area Action Partnership and their "It's Up To You" award to the Friends.

To see a history of the community garden in photos, please go to the 'Gallery' page on this website. If you would like to join our email group and be involved with discussions on progress and events, please get in touch with us at