Kent Enterprise Trust Gardens are for everyone to come and join in with. Our local garden projects include growing vegetables, fruit, flowers and developing wildlife areas for everyone to enjoy. The gardens are run using organic growing methods and try to demonstrate all things eco! We are open to everyone, all year round, and are always looking to improve our disabled access to provide a welcoming relaxed atmosphere for our community to enjoy.

Who comes along?

Anyone can come along and join in. If you are out of work, want to volunteer, want to get fit or like working alongside lots of different people, in a team or on your own, or just want to sit and watch, you are welcome. We also welcome schools, colleges, nursery groups and residential groups to come along and join in with the garden as a whole.

History

We have been community gardening since 2011 and have given support to many people to help them gain knowledge and develop skills in horticulture along with building confidence and passing on their own knowledge to others. Thousands of hours of time have been given by volunteers to make our gardens the lovely places they are today. Our gardens are often created in partnership, and building on the success of Stream Walk Community Garden, we have attracted more support to create new opportunities for community gardening in the future.

We now have partnerships with an Allotment site in Herne Bay and have a partnership with the University of Kent with the Kent Community Oasis Garden.

Activities at KET Gardens include:
• Sowing and planting vegetables and fruit
• Building raised beds
• Creating a forest garden
• Laying paths
• Building compost bins
• Trimming hedges
• Sharing knowledge and ideas
• And more!

Training

Training offers you the chance to develop hands-on skills to help you get back into employment.
Our work experience programme is a good way to learn new skills and brush up on qualifications – all within a friendly group to help you achieve your goals.
Our placements can offer you:
• New skills to add to your C.V.
• Literacy and numeracy support
• Improved fitness
• Improved confidence
• A reference

Please contact us if you would like to join in.

‘I was surprised at the diversity of the group, the garden had a number of younger members and it is nice to get stuck in.’ Laura Ribbons, Kent University Student