About Us

Set up in July 2009 by local resident Michael Goode and Canton Councillor Cerys Furlong, Canton Community Gardens aim is to encourage participation by local residents in a range of events and projects in the Canton area, with a focus on gardening, sustainability, recycling and environmental issues. The garden outside Chapter is now well established with volunteers coming along to help out weekly, it aims to show local residents and visitors to chapter what can be done in a relatively small amount of space hopefully in turn encouraging them to grow their own produce. It also acts as a social point as many passers-by stop to discuss their own gardening efforts.

In the last year the focus has been on growing a range of edible flowers which have been labelled with suggestions on how to use them.

Over the years we have been involved in a number of projects and events including:

  • Orchard Cardiff Project
  • Keep Wales Tidy – litter picking
  • Canton Garden Fair, Victoria Park
  • Canton Carbon Cutters
  • RHS Cardiff Flower Show
  • Grow Wild Canton
  • Chapter Beekeeping
  • Annual Seed Swap Events
  • NGS - National Gardens Scheme

We are also members of (FCFCG) – the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. 

Local schools visit the garden to learn about food growing and beekeeping on a regular basis. Recently children from Allensbank School visited the beehives and garden and learnt about the lifecycle of the honey bee whilst enjoying a day learning in a different environment. If your school would like to be involved in the scheme feel free to contact us (details on contact us page).

We have been involved in the National Gardens Scheme for the last two years opening up the garden to visitors whilst raising funds for charity. Our next event will be on Saturday the 5th of September 2015, more details can be found on our news page.