And what a day it was! Some photos from our Open Day

What a day!

We’ve had 86 visitors, Good Traditions rocked the garden with its folk repertoire, we still smell of lavender and carry around our lavender sachets, we wrote little pieces about the garden that will inspire our Writer in Residence David Calcutt, the food was gorgeous and even bugs got their hotel!

Thank you all for coming, helping out and supporting the garden. Hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!

Writing Workshops

Writing Workshops – from David Calcutt’s blog Natural Histories


Tuesday 30th September, 11am – 2pm

This is the first Writers Workshop that I’ll be running at Caldmore Community Garden as part of my residency there.

Although each workshop is self contained it is my hope that writers can build up a body of work inspired by the garden and the surrounding community during the course of the year. Each workshop will take a different theme related to the time of year and writers will be encouraged to explore that theme in their writing.
The first workshop’s theme of “Ripeness Is All” will look at growth into maturity, the sweet and the sour, turning points and endings. Some time will be spent in the garden itself, after which we will retire to “The White Lion”, which is just 5 minutes walk away, for lunch, writing, and sharing of work in progress. Colin, the landlord of “The White Lion” is very enthusiastic about hosting us, and puts on some extremely tasty and inexpensive food.
Please note that the workshop is being offered free of charge, but places are limited, so please do book ahead if you’d like to attend. You can book by contacting me by leaving a message here on the blog, or at my email address,
Caldmore Community Garden can be found in Carless Street, Caldmore, Walsall, which is off Bath Road, facing Caldmore Primary School and backing onto St. Michael’s Church. The postcode is WS1 3RH. There is some parking outside the garden. For those using public transport, the bus number 4M leaves from Bradford Place bus station and takes you to Caldmore Green. The garden is about 3 minutes walk from there. If you’re coming by train and bus, let me know, and I’ll arrange to meet you at Caldmore Green.