We meet weekly at the community garden and get together socially for other events. Please check here for details.

Weekly Events

'Grow your Own' Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 10:00am
We offer fun and educational 'grow your own' sessions at our accessible allotment. Learn to grow organic fruit and vegetables, and look after wildlife in a mixed community group. No experience necessary, all tasks are shared according to ability and need, and sessions are taught accordingly by a professional organic gardener and permaculturalist, who holds her PTTLs teaching certificate. Learn to grow your own food, enjoy a seasonal soup with us and take home a share of the harvest each week.

Men' Shed Petworth

Wednesdays, 10:00am
We are offering a morning a week in our large accessible shed for local men to be able to meet together and produce crafts such as bird boxes, bat boxes, mushroom inocculated logs, hurdles, etc to sell at local events and Farmers markets as part of a co-operative. Visiting craftsmen will be invited, and all men are welcome to share their ideas and skills. Tea can be made on our fire, and seasonal soup from the garden will be offered for lunch.

Upcoming Events

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Recent Events

Sally Gunnel Visit

08 March 2016, 10:00am
Sally Gunnel will be visiting our garden with Comic Relief to see what we do. The group is massively excited to meet her!

'Plot to Plate' Cookery school

17 November 2015, 10:00am
Another wonderful opportunity to learn to cook our beautiful harvest with The Organic Cookery School. Come to the garden at 10am to harvest our vegetables and we will go to the hall to start at 11am. We will finish at the garden as usual at 2pm. Call 07717462780 to book your place.

Petworth Turning on of the Xmas Lights Event

07 November 2015, 11:00am
We will be at the Petworth Xmas Lights event again this year, selling our delicious jams, chutneys and preserves along with our Men's Sheds beautiful rural crafts. Its a fantastic event with the whole community turning out, stalls, music, local choirs and bands, and the famous 'live window displays' to enjoy. We will be there all day until the evening when the Xmas lights are switched on. Come and Join us.

Our 10th Anniversary Party

22 September 2015, 11:00am
Petworth Community Garden is 10 years old this September, and to celebrate we are having tea and cakes in the garden with friends and supporters old and new.

Petworth's Fete in the Park

11 July 2015, 11:00am
This wonderful summer event for Petworth is always a fantastic day. We will be there with our jams and chutneys from our harvest, and our beautiful Men's shed crafts. Do come and see us and enjoy this Traditional Fete put on by Petworth and District Community Association.

'Plot to Plate' cookery day

23 June 2015, 10:00am
Our Plot to Plate cookery days are being held each month at Hampers Green Community centre. We learn to cook healthy cheap meals from our harvest which we can then enjoy and take home. With many thanks to The Organic Cookery School for teaching us so beautifully, and partnering us in this project this year.

Lodsworth's Grand Village Fete,

25 May 2015, 01:00pm
We will be at Lodsworth's lovely annual village fete with our jams, chutneys and Men's sheds goodies. Do come and see us there!

MRC Community Day

25 April 2015, 10:00am
We will be at this great community event at Midhurst Rother College, again this year. We will be selling our jams and chutneys and beautiful rural crafts, so do come and chat with us.

A 'Plantsman's Paradise' at Petworth House

18 April 2015, 10:00am
We will have a stall here with our leaflets and pictures, to link in with this wonderful event at Petworth house.

Christmas Meal

16 December 2014, 12:00pm
We will be having our annual Christmas meal at the fantastic Badgers Pub at Coultershaw bridge on 16th December. Always a wonderful event for volunteers past and present to enjoy relaxing with the group and sharing a delicious meal together. Meet at the gardens at 11.30am for a minced pie first. Please let Kate now if you can come.

Christmas Market: Petworth Turning on The Lights

06 December 2014, 11:00am
We will be at this fantastic annual event from 11am until 7pm, with our home made preserves and rural crafts, enjoying this festive market and community event. There are many festive local stalls, community entertainment and a fun fair. You simply cannot miss the wonderful 'live window displays' in all the shops in the evening. Do come and see us there and buy some homemade preserves from our harvest or some rural crafts for unusual and thoughtful Christmas presents. We look forward to seeing you there.

2014 Horrible Halloween Half term fun

28 October 2014, 10:00am
Half term brings Halloween fun at Petworth Community Garden. Our enormous pumpkin will light up and we will enjoy halloween activities in our scary shed and find trick or traeats around the garden. Children welcome with their parents. Come and enjoy!

Annual General Meeting 2014

30 January 2014, 09:30am
Our A.G. M will be held in our activitty shed from 9.30am-10.30/11am We will have reports from the Education coordinator, Fundraising Mentor, Mens 'shed coordinator and Treasurer which will cover our activities over the last year. We will have a raffle with lovely goodies kindly donated by Sue and Steve at Heathend. All welcome.

Christmas Meal

10 December 2013, 10:00am
We are celebrating Christmas with our annual meal for all volunteers past and present and their families. This year we will also be helping to make the meal from our harvest as we will be at SuJOCos wonderful cookery school. We will make mince pies and chop vegetables in the morning, then enjoy a sumptious meal for lunch with all the trimmiings. Please contact Kate if you would like to join us.

Petworth Christmas Market and 'Turning on of the lights' event

07 December 2013, 11:00am
We will once again be attending this wonderful local event to celebrate the turning on of the Christmas lights. We will be there from 11am until the evening, at the market, selling our home made jams and preserves and Men's shed crafts. Do come and meet us, and join in the fun, there is a lively market, carols, fun fair and a wonderful live shop window display competition.

Apple Pressing Day

08 October 2013, 10:00am
We will be juicing our wonderful harvest of apples. We have 9 varieties of apples which mixed together create delicious flavoured juices. Come and enjoy.


07 July 2013, 11:00am
We are going to the Apulstock accessible festival, run by the Appludram centre. Bring a picnic and a rug and enjoy the local bands who will be playing.

Petworth Fete in the Park

06 July 2013, 12:00pm
Petworths annual summer event, 'The Fete in the Park' is a lovely old fashioned affair, with local community and charity stalls invited to join in the fun in Petworth Park. We will be selling our jams and chutneys from this years harvest, our Mens Shed project will be selling their beautiful rural crafts, and many of our members will be there to chat about our project. Come and join us in the sun...

Petworth Town Council, Annual Parish Meeting

16 May 2013, 07:00am
We have been invited to set up our display at Petworth Parish Town Council meeting, to talk to people about what we do. Do come along and meet us.

Midhurst Rother College Community day

27 April 2013, 10:00am
We will be here at MRCs annual sustainability event selling our jams, marmalades and Men's shed crafts and talking to people about our project. Come and see us there.

Charity Salsa Night

19 April 2013, 07:30am
A night for the whole community to get together, to enjoy a fantastic Salsa dance evening. Anthony and Charlotte, both top quality salsa teachers will be teaching during the evening to raise money for the community garden. £5.00 on the door, a fantastic and fun night guaranteed.

Thrive training day

02 April 2013, 09:45am
We are receiving a training day at our garden from Thrive, the gardening charity for people living with disablities or mental ill health, to offer training in Social and Theraputic horticulture to our team of staff and volunteers. From 10am -4pm. Course now full.

Christmas Party

11 December 2012, 12:00pm
Its getting on that time of year, our Christmas parties are wonderful opportunities for friends old and new to celebrate together. We are having our annual Christmas party on December 11th at 12pm-2.30pm in Chichester. Come and join us to celebrate another wonderful year at the community garden. Friends old and new and your families are welcome to share a wonderful lunch at this special time of year. Call Kate on 07717462780 if you would like to join us.

Halloween Pumpkin Open Day

30 October 2012, 10:00am
We are having a celebration open day to enjoy our pumpkin harvest and Halloween, with spicy pumpkin soup in our spooky shed. Halloween or Samhain was originally a celebration of the turning of the year, where the harvest was all in, and the earth (and gardeners) could go into a quieter restful stage, before coming to life again in the spring. Pumpkins have all been harvested in time for the first frosts and apples are normally plentiful, so they were and still are the natural foods to be used in this celebration of the years cycle, (eg, apple bobbing and pumpkin carving.) Its half term, so bring the children for some halloween activities, dressing up is optional! October 30th 10am -2pm. Call Kate for more details on 07717462780

Trip to Wisley Gardens

09 August 2011, 10:00am
We will go together to Wisley Gardens and be inspired! We aim to be back by 5pm

Open Evening and Celebration of Raised Beds

02 August 2011, 06:00am
We want to thank the Badgers Pub for raising money for, and building our wonderful wheelchair raised beds at the beginning of the spring. The school groups have been using them for the last 2 terms and they have been wonderful. We will gather at the garden at 6pm, please bring snacks and drinks to share. All friends, past, present and future are welcome.

Competition Judging

19 July 2011, 11:00am
Our garden will be judged as part of Chichester District Councils Garden Competition.

Fete in the Park

09 July 2011, 12:00pm
We will be at Petworths 'Fete in the Park', with a joint stall with the Men's shed. We will be selling our home grown/ home made preserves and some plants and giving out information. The Men's Shed will have their bird boxes and insect homes to show and sell and info and photos of their project. Do come and join us.

Press photo with Southern Water

24 May 2011, 11:00am
Southern Water who has supported our projects will be coming to photograph us for a press release.

The Orchid Trust Visit

23 May 2011, 10:00am
The Orchid Trust who have supported our new wildlife garden will be visiting to see the work that we are doing at the garden.

Caroline's Wedding

21 May 2011, 02:00pm
Our lovely Caroline and Danny are getting married in Duncton. Congratulations from us all!

Sustainabilty Day

07 May 2011, 10:00am
We will be at Midhurst Rother Colleges sustainability event, with our jams and info and some great photo's. The Men's shed will be there too with information on their project, come and meet us there.

Photo in the Midhurst and Petworth Observer

22 February 2011, 11:30am
The local paper are coming to photograph the Badgers pub and ourselves building the wheelchair accessible raised beds. The pub raised the money for them through their weekly raffle and generously offered to build them too! Thank you so much!

Badgers Pub cheque presentation

20 February 2011, 02:30pm
The Badgers Pub have very kindly raised £360.00 for our new wheelchair accessible raised beds. They will be presenting us with the cheque at this time, do come and join us! We are so grateful for their help and generous offer to build the beds too!

Christmas Meal

18 December 2010, 11:30am
We will meet at the garden for mince pies at 11.30, then go on to the Black Horse in Byworth, for our delicious meal and fun get together. All members and friends old and new are very welcome. Call Kate on 07717462780 to confirm your place.

Turning on of Petworth Christmas Lights

04 December 2010, 10:00am
We will be having a stall in Petworth's Market Square selling Kirstys special recipe, jams chutneys and pickles. The christmas lights will be officially turned on in the evening. Please visit us if you can and buy some delicious preserves.

A.G.M. and social to celebrate Alisons birthday

29 January 2010, 07:00pm
The posponed AGM is happening at Kates house on Friday 29th January at 7pm. Bring nibbles and drinks to share to celebrate Alisons birthday afterwards.

Alisons Birthday Celebration

26 January 2010, 11:00am
Tea and cake to celebrate Alisons birthday, at Petworth Community Garden during the usual weekly session.

A.G.M and evening get together.

15 January 2010, 07:30am
Our Annual General Meeting is being held at Kates house at 7.30pm until 9pm, possible pub get together after for those who wish. The minutes will be read again at the following tuesday meeting for those unable to attend that evening.

Christmas meal and get together.

19 December 2009, 12:00pm
Our Annual Christmas Dinner and get together for members past and present was held at The Stonemasons pub in Petworth. Partners and families were welcome. It's always a lovely event and chance to get together and this year was a treat. 17 of us met at the pub where we were very well looked after by all the wonderful staff and cooked for by Alisons talented son Dan, who is the chef there. It was a delicious meal and a wonderful way to end a very productive year, with some of our volunteers who have moved on to further studies or other work re-joining us for the get together. With thanks to the Evening Argos appeal, who donated £100 to help subsidise the event.

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