Green Shoots, Besson Street,
People are part of the environment and it belongs to all of us. Sometimes in a busy city our connection to nature can be harder to find.
At Green Shoots children and adults have a chance to explore nature through the garden. From pond dipping and bug huts to gardening and species identification. The garden is a place to watch the seasons change and nature move through its cycles.
The garden contains a wide range of plants from native wild flowers and grasses finding a place to grow away from the tarmac and concrete to tropical plants sheltered by the garden wall.
Papyrus grows on the edge of the pond, there is a banana plant near the bee hive and large eucalyptus and acacia trees shelter the garden from the road.
Many animals are attracted to the garden including news, stag beetles, song birds, dragonflies and butterflies.
We also grow fruit and vegetables at Green Shoots and keep bees, producing more food locally and ensuring pollination by protecting bees can help us more towards a more sustainable future economy where less strain is placed on the environment.
Getting involved with Green Shoots and other environmental activities helps us to make sure we all have a better place to live. Lots of people of all ages, backgrounds and with varying skills learn and volunteer at Green Shoots. These fantastic people all have something in common – they care about their local environment and want to see it in good shape now and in the future.
Green Shoots offers courses, workshops and activities that help improve the environment, bring the community together and are lots of fun.We encourage and support recycling, and not just food and garden waste, anything and everything.We promote greening the environment encouraging everyone to plant and grow no matter how much or little space they have. We encourage and promote appreciation of the plants and wildlife we already have the area and look at ways we can increase it.