GIA (Gardening In Action)
We offer practical support to community gardens, we run friendly and inclusive gardening workshops in community spaces, we operate a successful horticultural work experience programme to help people into employment and we match volunteers with community groups.
Please take a look around our website. Please get in touch if we can help - we'd love to hear from you!
We've worked with many groups and initiatives throughout East Sussex. If you run a community garden, look after a community space or are thinking about doing so please get in touch - perhaps we can help! This might be anything from advice on what to grow and when to plant, through to how to set up a community group, where to look for funding and what to do about insurance.
Some examples of the community gardens we're working with at the moment are: Falmer Station Community Garden, The Compound at St Leonard's On Sea and The Land at Harbour Heights, Newhaven. Have a look at our Community Gardens pages to find out more.
Photo: The Compound community garden at St Leonard's
Photo: The Peverell's Garden, Seaford - with Roots Rising CIC
The Peverell's Garden
A little-known play park called The Peverells in the Cradle Hill area of Seaford is home to a secret garden! The Peverells play park also encompasses The Cabin which has been developing its growing space.
Our secret garden is developing fast: we've now got a polytunnel, secure fencing, storage and raised beds. Coming soon will be a greenhouse and wheelchair matting to make the site accessible. And of course, a seating area for tea, coffee and chatting!
The Peverell's Garden is adjacent to Raymond Close in Seaford. BN25 3DW, located behind The Cabin, at the top left-hand corner of the play park.
We run inclusive volunteer sessions and workshops. If you'd like to find out more or get involved we'd love to hear from you!
The Peverell's garden is a collaborative project delivered by GIA CIC and Roots Rising CIC.
'Cultivate' into work programme
Photo: Cultivate users pruning street trees in Seaford
Photo: bespoke fruit tree pruning workshop for Trees for Seaford volunteers, in association with Peacehaven Community Orchard