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Welcome to a Community Garden and Wildlife Haven

in Didsbury, Manchester,

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Xmas Fair, Saturday 27th November, 12.00 to 3.00 pm.

Charity stalls, books, jams and preserves, honey, chutneys, gifts, houseplants, outdoor plants, refreshments.

Please bring your own bags.

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Briefly - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre

 

The Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, formerly known as Parrs Wood Rural Studies Centre, was created by Manchester City Council in 1947 for school children from all over the city to visit regularly to learn about gardening and wildlife.  In 1990 the responsibility for running the Centre was handed over to a new voluntary group of Friends and in 2011 we were re-named Parrs Wood Environmental Centre.  The Friends are now working towards a new programme of courses and events, aiming to carry on in the 21st Century the tradition of environmental education for which the site is renowned.  We also have a lot of fun!

 

Our current activities include:

  • Gardening - basic skills and more specialised levels 

  • Environmental awareness and education 

  • Watching, recording and encouraging wildlife 

  • Open days

  • Talks

 

This website is an evolving place in which to find out more about us.  We hope you will return to it often.

Copyright for all photos - Parrs Wood Environmental Centre, 2018 - 2020.

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Willow artist, Cherry Chung
Willow artist, Cherry Chung

Once the situation post virus is clearer we hope to have classes with Cherry sharing her skills using our willow. Keep an eye on our Events for news.

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StudentGarden
StudentGarden

School students still come to learn about gardening and raise food and flowers.

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July
July

Raising plants using cold and heated greenhouses and a polytunnel.

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Jewel Garden July 2017 with Kit
Jewel Garden July 2017 with Kit

Listening to and watching the many, many insects is absorbing and relaxing. If you are interested in wildlife do join us?

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Walled Herb Garden
Walled Herb Garden

We have a wide range of herbs and a herbalist who gives workshops. See Events for more information.

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Log Work 2017
Log Work 2017

"Many things you wouldn't do on your own you can do as part of a group" - a volunteer.

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BritainInBloom2017
BritainInBloom2017

Didsbury takes part in Britain In Bloom with the Royal Horticultural Society. Here are some of us with our Certificate having been awarded 92 points out of the possible 100. Delighted!

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