The Walled Garden Whitby Presentation

The Walled Garden Project is about to enter it’s second year of restoration. This long term well – being project run by Whitby Area Development Trust aims to help people to reconnect with nature and the outside world through participation in the renovation and restoration of a beautiful neglected walled garden in Whitby.

Our volunteers are able to grow and harvest a variety of food crops and this year, amongst other things, we will be establishing some cut flower borders, focusing on wildlife with various surveys and habitat creation, listening to the Dawn Chorus and enjoying the peace and tranquillity that is so precious in these hectic times that we live in.

Preparations for our four – step crop rotation in the produce garden are well advanced and volunteers are busy setting up birdboxes, dead hedging and planning a tapestry garden. The old orchard is a haven for wildlife and is being managed to encourage a rich habitat for all sorts of flora and fauna. The blossom has been spectacular and resulted in an astounding apple crop of heritage varieties last year. 

If you want to find out more, are interested in any aspect of the project or in volunteering, join the Head Gardener at The Coliseum, Victoria Place, Whitby on Thursday 2nd March at 2pm. 

We will be meeting in the Coliseum Theatre and refreshments will be available. There will be a short presentation, an opportunity to meet some of the volunteers and gardeners and plenty of time to ask questions.

If you want to know more about volunteering or just find out how the project is progressing we look forward to seeing you.

Find out more

You can follow the project on instagram, search for thewalledgardenwhitby

Enquiries and further details: Telephone Reception at Whitby Coliseum 01947 825000 or email