• Plots available

    Come and take a look round the new polytunnel to see what's already growing.

    Would you like a plot, or somewhere out of the wind to grow plants in a container?

    There's plenty of space still available, inside the polytunnel and out.

    Click the image (left) to read more or download a plot Application Form.

AGM 2017 – 26th February

The Annual General Meeting of Stromness Community Garden will take place on Sunday 26th February 2017 at 3.30pm in Stromness Community Centre. Business will include election of office bearers, reports on the past years activities and a short presentation on potential future plans.

Opening for new Brinkie’s Brae path

The new path up Brinkie’s Brae from Grieveship was officially opened last weekend. Everyone enjoyed some mince pies and mulled wine before testing our the path. You can reach the path from the top of Grieveship Road, from Back Road. Do swing by the community garden through the gate at the top of the Marwick … Continue reading

Christmas Fair stall and the pumpkin

Our stall at the Stromness Primary School Christmas Fair (11th Nov) raised £53 for the community garden! Books, cakes, willow and bulbs were sold and the pumpkin made another appearance. Lots of folk enjoyed guessing the pumpkin’s weight …. some even compared with with small children! Thanks to those who took part, and congratulations to … Continue reading

Tabletop sale fundraiser

Our stall at the Christmas tabletop sale at Stromness Town Hall last Saturday raised £63! Thanks to those who bought raffle tickets, books, herbs, bulbs and the amazing woven willow. The ‘guess the weight of the pumpkin’ (grown by Kate in the polytunnel) was a hit!

Brinkie’s Brae path restored

Congratulations to our neighbours Grieveship Residents Association for the restoration of an old path up Brinkie’s Brae from the side of the Marwick Playing Fields, located behind the Grieveship estate. The path had become unusable due to large amounts of surface water from numerous springs and blocked drains. With some funding the residents made a … Continue reading

Stromness Shopping Week 2016 stall

Stromness Community Garden held a stall at Shopping Week last weekend selling produce from the garden and secondhand books. Ian and Andrew are pictured here setting up behind the pier head buildings. The rain held off and we had a lot of interest in the stall and the community garden. Pretty much all the vegetables … Continue reading

One year on, the polytunnel is looking great!

One year on the polytunnel is looking great. We moved in a year ago in June, and all the plots are nearly taken. Most have had a good head start from last year and the plots are looking great. Everything from tomatoes, onions, fancy lettuce, sweet potatoes, climbing beans, vine, fig, courgettes, kale, carrots, leeks, … Continue reading

Blue Door success

Our week at the Blue Door charity shop in Kirkwall raised a fantastic amount of money: £3,050. That will make an enormous difference to what we can do in the Garden, so thank you to everyone who helped out. That includes the people who originally got us on the waiting list back in about 2013/2014, all … Continue reading

Please help our Blue Door week, May 16-21

The Garden has a week in the Blue Door charity shop (in Victoria Street, Kirkwall) later this month. Our week lasts six days, from Monday May 16th to Saturday May 21st. To get the most out of this superb fundraising opportunity, we would like to ask for your spare stuff and your spare time. First off, we … Continue reading

Work days in May

Quick post to say that there’s a work day at the Brownstown Road site on Sunday May 1st. The weather forecast suggests it’ll improve late morning, so folk will be there from 11am to tackle some jobs indoors and out. If you are the first to arrive, you might like to check the to-do list on the white … Continue reading