Benfieldside Community Garden

We are delighted to have secured a 25 year lease on a fabulous garden space in Benfieldside, Consett, an area previously identified by local residents as derelict. We are looking forward to all working together to transform this space into a fabulous community asset.

Our Community Garden

Building Self-Belief are delighted to be a new member of the the Social Farms and Gardens. Having secured our 25 year lease in Benfieldside Community Garden, we are ready to get going on what will be a fabulous transformation. To ensure we get the very best out of the space we are consulting:

- landscape gardeners

- tree surgeons

- the allotment community

- the local community

- young people in the area.

Our aim is to create the very best community garden!

Our draft plans
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Community Meeting-Benfieldside Community Garden

Thank you to the many people who have supported our endeavour to create a fabulous Community Garden. Thank you for attending the meeting, the minutes can be found below.

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We're One of Starbuck's 100 New Nature Hubs!

Ready, steady, grow! We’re excited to announce that we are one of 100 community nature projects across England, Scotland and Wales to receive funding from The Nature Hubs Fund. Hubbub polling shows that three quarters of people (78%) feel better after spending time in nature. We want our community to benefit form such a brilliant initiative!

We’re excited to get growing so more people can connect with nature and enjoy its benefits #NatureHubs

Volunteer with us

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Keep up-to-date on the amazing progress of our community garden

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Working Towards Investors

We are now working towards nationally recognised sustainability recognition for our work. Our apprentice Shauna Nixon is our dedicated ‘Green Champion’ who will help Building Self-Belief work to increase sustainability across our programmes and office practices. 

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Our Events

Come and join us and either participate in our programmes, celebrate the successes of our young people or help us raise money to continue our work. We have something for everybody!  There is lots of research that proves being out in the fresh air gardening has a positive impact on mental health. Therefore what better way to celebrate the benefits of gardening than volunteering with us at Building Self-Belief's community garden. 

Our garden events
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Renovating the Giant's Foot

Easter was the perfect opportunity to encourage volunteers to come and help us at Benfieldside Community Garden. We were absolutely delighted to have over 45 volunteers of all ages over the tow days. Such events are a true testament to what can be achieved when we all work together. We had an egg hunt, used the Storytelling Corner, and most significantly, renovated the Giant’s Foot!

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Our Community Garden Needs YOU!

Benfieldside Community Garden is a fabulous space and we need your help to return it to its former glory. We want to involve as many of the community as we can in redesigning and organising this amazing garden. If you would like to volunteer, complete the online form. If you are a company who could spare us some staff for the day, please get in touch.

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Our Garden Volunteers

This project would not be possible without our amazing volunteers. These people are part of Consett's local community and are making what we do possible.

Meet our team
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Developing positive partnerships with other institutions is something we do exceptionally well. Without these partners, this project would not be possible