January Opening Times

This is not the message we wanted to greet the New Year with, but we all have to do whatever we can to stay safe, protect the NHS and save lives.

As we are now in Tier 4, all our regular groups and activities at the Garden – both indoors and outdoors – will be suspended until further notice.

The Garden will be open to the public in January on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am until 2pm.

We hope local families and individuals will continue to enjoy the outdoors in the winter, explore the Garden and use out new playground. Please remember to sign in using NHS Track and Trace app, use hand sanitiser on entering and leaving the Garden, take all rubbish with you or place it in one of the bins and leave the Garden as you found it:)

Stay safe!

Job Opportunity: Holiday Play Scheme Lead Worker at Caldmore Community Garden

Caldmore Village Festival Ltd based in Caldmore, Walsall, has the following vacancy for enthusiastic and experienced play scheme lead worker:

Play Scheme Lead Worker


7 hours per day, 6 days a week during three half – term holidays, Easter and Summer school holidays (9 weeks in a year).

Salary: £10 per hour

Start date: February 2021 (end: October half-term 2021).

Place of work: Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, Walsall WS1 3RH.

Ideally applicants will have a relevant Level 3 NVQ or diploma, preferably in Playwork or Youth Work, but we will consider other equivalent qualifications. Applicants must have experience of working with 7 – 13 year olds in a play environment.

Experience of working in a supervisory capacity is essential.

All posts are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure for a regulated activity and reference checks.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to Anna Webster at caldmoregarden@gmail.com.

The closing date for applications is: 6th January 2021 12.00pm.

Interviews will take place on Saturday 16th January on Zoom. 

Invited applicants will be asked to prepare a Powerpoint presentation with an example programme of 2 days of holiday play scheme activities.

The post is funded by Children in Need.

Winter Pruning – Online Gardening Session on Zoom with Sally Cunningham – Friday 18th December at 4pm

Feeling murderous towards your shrubs? Fed up with a non fruiting tree? Thinking of slaughtering your Leylandii?

Before you reach for the trimmers… a quick reminder of what, when and where to chop by Sally Cunningham.

Friday, December 18th, at 4pm

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Meeting ID: 899 6135 7931
Passcode: 417999

Our gardening sessions on Zoom are funded by The National Lottery COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

Garden Saturdays: Family activities at the Garden

Time to test our new fire pit!

Register for this week’s Garden Saturday with your children to enjoy the fire and toast some bread and marshmallows (or anything else you may want to cook).

Spaces are very limited as we are only accepting up to 4 people per hour to adhere to the rule of 6.

Please book here: https://forms.gle/FEWrPt5ahBpsLg9m6

Bread, butter and halal marshmallows will be provided but please bring any other food you may want to cook over the fire:)

Garden Saturdays are funded by The National Lottery Emergency COVID-19 fund.

We are re-opening after lockdown #2!


We are delighted to tell you that will be re-starting our outdoor activities in groups of up to 6 from Thursday 3rd December. 

Our Programme in December and January:
– Thursdays 10am – 2pm – join us for gardening activities!
– Mondays 10am – 12pm – Men’s Shed
– Tuesdays 10am – 12pm – Women’s Tuesdays
– Garden Saturdays – 11am – 2pm – family sessions, booking in advance requiered.

We are also open Monday – Friday 10-2pm if you just want to enjoy the Garden and use the playground. 

Please remember to use the hand sanitiser, sign in using the NHS Track and Trace app OR a sign in sheet, keep 2 m distance from others, and please do not attend if you have any COVID-19.

Let’s keep everybody safe and enjoy winter in the Garden!

Poisonous Plants – Online Gardening Session with Sally Cunningham

What hidden dangers lurk in the shrubbery? Do you know of the secret poisons in your veg patch? Prepare to be scared…

Friday, 30 October 2020 at 4pm

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Meeting ID: 821 7443 1386
Passcode: 898792

Sally Cunningham has been a professional gardener for over 40 years, the last 20-odd of them working with Garden Organic… so whatever your horticultural problem is, she has probably seen it – or known somebody who has! She is also a wildlife recorder in her spare time, with a passion for creepy crawlies and growing unusual veg.

Funded by The National Lottery COVID-19 Emergency Fund..

Half-term Holiday Play Scheme – Registration Now Open

Tuesday – Friday, 12.00 – 3.00 pm.

START date: Tuesday 27th October 2020 at 12.00.

A mix of arts and crafts, cooking, games and play. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).

The theme of the week will be mostly Halloween and there will be a Halloween mini-party for registered children on Saturday 2-4pm – please start thinking about your costume!

Due to Covid-19 activities will run in “bubbles” of 10 children – we will contact you about specific safety arrangements such as staggered pick up and drop off times. You have to register for the whole week. ONLY FOR CHILDREN OVER 8 YEARS OLD.

You have to book in advance for the whole week using our online form: https://forms.gle/Jt5aBm2xULvpNyfc7 or in person between 10am and 4pm at the Garden. Bookings must be in BY 12pm on THURSDAY.

If you have any questions, please contact Anna on 07871813252.

Urban Trees – Online gardening session with Sally Cunningham

Urban trees.

Doing the daily walk during lockdown, everybody’s been looking closer at their neighbourhood vegetation. How well do you know your trees?

Find out the difference between a plane and a poplar, and some of the stories about how they came to be planted where they are.

Friday, 28 August 2020 at 4pm.

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Meeting ID: 854 3895 6526
Passcode: 426472

Funded by The National Lottery COVID-19 Emergency Fund.

Get to Know Garden Birds – Online session with Sally Cunningham

The first in a series of monthly gardening sessions on Zoom.

Garden birds. We all know a pigeon, a robin and maybe a blackbird… but could you recognise a chaffinch? Learn how to recognise our 10 commonest garden birds (and try to encourage them to visit your garden rather than next door).

Sally has been a professional gardener for over 40 years, the last 20-odd of them working with Garden Organic… so whatever your horticultural problem is, she has probably seen it – or known somebody who has! She is also a wildlife recorder in my spare time, with a passion for creepy crawlies and growing unusual veg.

Friday, 7 August 2020 at 4pm

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Meeting ID: 891 7122 6302
Passcode: 558347

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.