in West Essex

Keep Growing

Keep Growing is a new volunteer project providing opportunities for gardening, and working on a vineyard in a beautiful, peaceful rural setting. 

This unique setting provides opportunities for taking part in relaxing outdoor activity all year round with the aim of boosting physical and mental wellbeing. 

We'll be working in a small group and NO previous gardening experience required!


Where and when?

  • Bardfield Vineyard and Great Lodge Garden, Braintree Road, Great Bardfield, CM7 4QD
  • Weekly on a Tuesday morning 9.30 am - 12:30pm throughout the year

What will we do?

The opportunity to take part in activities on the vineyard, in the garden and inside during wet weather, including:-

  • Growing flowers and vegetables from seed and cuttings
  • Opportunity to plan, design and create own section of a raised bed in the kitchen garden 
  • Physical activities such as digging, weeding, raking
  • Planting herb boxes/containers/hanging baskets
  • Harvesting on the vineyard and in the kitchen garden
  • Deadheading
  • Pruning
  • Constructing plant supports

In wet weather there will have talks to learn more about plants and English vineyards. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the open day and other events at the estate.

There are fun loving small dogs and 6 alpacas! 

If you think you can benefit from this, please fill in the application and health form. 

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