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Gardening at the Rec


We are very lucky at the Friends group to have a small but committed band of volunteers who meet most Sunday morning between March and October to weed, dig and plant at the Rec. New gardeners are always welcome to come along and join in. The gardeners meet most Sundays from 10.30-12.00 (weather permitting) and there is usually time for a well deserved cuppa and sit down with a biscuit or two and sometimes cake!

You don't need to commit to coming along every week, or be a gardening expert to get involved. You don't even have to have your own tools, as these are all supplied. We just want you to be enthusiastic, keen to learn and able to commit a few hours to the Rec when you can. 


The gardeners aim is to help Southampton City Council to maintain and further develop the planting at the Rec to attract wildlife, and their work to date has recently been recognised with a Bees Needs Community Champion Award from DEFRA. 


If you have questions or would like more information about joining this wonderful team, please contact,


You can also check out their posts on our main FoPR Facebook page, and the Noticing Nature at the Rec Facebook group where many of their sightings of unusual plants or visiting critters ane featured.  













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