Our small bio-diverse garden at Beach Creative based on and inspired by our local vegetated beach and Derek Jarman's garden at Dungeness, incorporates raised beds, troughs and various planters including two Cycle Parking Planters.
In 2016 with funding from Kew Gardens Grow Wild project and Kent County Council we were able to transform a small area of a vandalised carpark on the North and West sides of Beach Creative into a modest raised bed garden featuring a Beach Meadow Garden, Wayfarers Physic Garden, Heritage
Veg Plot and Sand Kitchen to encourage creative play with sand, water and plants. The garden officially opened to the public on Saturday 24th September 2016.
The emphasis of our planting is on Bio-Diversity and includes a high percentage of wild flowers, herbs and heritage plants the aim of which is to inspire and educate people about the importance of wild plants, wildlife, local ecosystems and their importance for our health, wellbeing and future food security and that with enthusiasm and inspiration it is possible to create a garden anywhere, in the smallest space...
The garden includes a specifically commissioned Sand Kitchen for children.
The Beach Creative Garden is Closed for the Winter and will re-open with a new programme of
activities in the Spring.