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New Community Garden in Llansamlet

Funded on Spacehive 24 May 2022 Delivered 27 January 2023

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New Community Garden in Llansamlet

Parish of Llansamlet By Parish of Llansamlet

The provision of a new community garden within the 7 acre graveyard of St Samlets Church run by volunteers and in partnership with Shine Cymru who look after adults with learning disabilities.

Llansamlet Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 24 May 2022!

Our community garden will be run by volunteers with the help of local allotment centre at Frederick place to get it off the ground. All volunteers will receive the necessary training in Health & Safety and First Aid and will be provided with suitable clothing. A tool storage and tools will be purchased as well as a poly tunnel, organic fertilisers and seed trays so that flowers and vegetables can be grown along with fruit trees/bushes which will be brought in. The garden will be run in partnership with Shine Cymru who work with adults with learning difficulties and children from the local schools. The produce of the garden will be given to local food banks and/or sold in the local community to provide further funds for the community garden project.

What we'll deliver:

  • A vegetable garden
  • A poly tunnel for flowers and vegetables
  • A timber shed to store tools and equipment
  • Training for volunteers in Health and Safety and First Aid
  • Fruit and Veg for the local food banks
  • Flowers for the graveyard planters
  • Community Engagement
  • Improvements in Mental Health and wellbeing

Why it's a great idea:

Our project will provide volunteering opportunities for many as well as improved wellbeing as volunteers will be out in the graveyard garden sowing , planting and reaping . Youngsters with learning difficulties will get opportunities they would not otherwise have and much of the garden produce will go to the local food banks to help those who are not so well of . The project will also provide a huge improvement to the graveyard area as a whole by the installation of flower planters and benches where those who want to can go and meditate and reflect . School children from the local schools will also help out and be given tours of the graveyard and other areas to describe its rich history .

Steps to get it done:

  • Getting the garden dug and prepared for planting by 30 April 2022
  • Installing garden shed and poly tunnel by 15 May 2022
  • Getting seeds planted outside and in the poly tunnel
  • Project up and running by June 30 2022
  • Reaping benefits/produce from the garden by August 2022
  • Installing benches, planters , bird boxes , insect hotels on an on-going basis


Location Llansamlet

About the space

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City and County of Swansea Council

How will the money be spent?Total £14,143

UPVC Benches - £3,216 (23%)
Garden Shed - £2,200 (16%)
B&Q Products - £2,013 (14%)
Poly Tunnel - £1,830 (13%)
Training and Professional Fees - £1,500 (11%)
Bases for Shed/Tunnel - £1,000 (7%)
Marshalls Organic Fertiliser - £1,000 (7%)
Privacy Fence/Hedge - £424 (3%)
Water Butt and netting - £70 (0%)
Other - £890 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

UPVC Benches
Garden Shed
B&Q Products
Poly Tunnel
Training and Professional Fees
Bases for Shed/Tunnel
Marshalls Organic Fertiliser
Privacy Fence/Hedge
Water Butt and netting
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Buy more benches
  • Buy more planters
  • Improve path areas

Total £14,143

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