Greengage Community Garden

🗓️ Fridays (& Tuesdays in summer)

Greengage Community Garden is a special space in Swanage town – a little oasis of calm open to everyone.

Whether you’re a keen gardener or complete novice and would like to learn more about gardening, come along and join this welcoming group where you can be part of a community caring for this peaceful yet productive pocket of land.

  • Greengage Community Garden open day
  • Home-grown garden produce
  • Bee taking nectar from a flower
  • Greenhouse and raised beds

There’s a fantastic array of plants, wildflowers, fruit and vegetables being grown in the gardens here, along with cold frames and a large greenhouse for winter use.

The garden has several raised beds with wide walkways, ideal for those with mobility issues, and is equipped with plenty of workbenches for sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings. There’s also a large craft bench, which is often used for workshop events at the garden.

Being part of this community garden means you can bring your knowledge to help with its upkeep or if you’re new to gardening, learn the basics such as how to cultivate a plot of land, sow seeds and tend to growing veggies.

People living with long-term health problems or disabilities are particularly encouraged to come along to enjoy some gentle garden work and a cup of tea.

And of course you are free to enjoy the delicious garden produce, which is available for the community to take home – come and help yourself to what’s in season. There’s a collection tin if you’d like to leave a donation.

  • Greengage is a chemical-free garden
  • Toilet facilities are available on site
  • Tea & coffee and a chat are always available for volunteers and visitors to the garden

Garden opening times

  • Fridays – 10am – 3pm (March through to November)
  • Tuesdays – (Additional day during the summer months)
  • Winter break – The garden is closed from December to February each year

How to get involved

Simply pop along on a Friday when the garden is open and fill in a short registration form.

Feel free to stay as long or as little as you like – you don’t need to come each week.

Alternatively, get in touch with the garden team by email:

Find out more on the garden’s website:

Where to find the garden

Postcode: BH19 1BE

Greengage Garden is located at Prospect Crescent, just off Victoria Avenue.

There’s often plenty of on-street parking around Rabling Green and Main Beach Car Park is a 5-10 minute walk away.