Abbey Physic
Community Garden
Faversham, Kent

Abbey Physic Community Garden

Abbey Place, Faversham, Kent   ME13 7BG

Phone:  01795 539915


Registered Charity No: 1119456  Registered Company No: 06015188

Abbey Physic Community Garden is a Charity which has developed a Community based, working environment for the people of Kent to enjoy long-term. The Garden is set in the heart of Faversham and offers a unique opportunity to establish a tranquil, health-giving, environment that enables people from all sectors of society to come together.

Situated in a beautiful, walled, wild-life friendly, Organically managed garden we place an emphasis on the therapeutic benefits of horticultural activities. We grow a wide range of spray-free vegetables, fruit, plants and flowers which are for available to visitors in return for donations.

This year we received Level 5 ‘Outstanding’ for the third year from the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood award scheme. This has led to us receiving a National Certificate of Distinction from the RHS, Britain in Bloom.  Another first for us is achieving the Green Flag Award 2015/16 Community.

The Old Grammar School Charity has kindly leased us the land at a peppercorn rent for the past twenty one years and are very supportive of this venture. We have a wonderful, diverse group of Trustees comprised of local people and we are very excited about the Garden’s future. We are a company Limited by Guarantee, a Registered Charity and have suitable Insurance.

We have a paid Manager Suzanne and Deputy Richard and the garden is an inclusive project for all adults of all ages. Our emphasis is supporting adults with mental health issues, people who are socially isolated and those who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

Thanks to support from our funders we are able to offer training in various areas, such as NVQs in Horticulture in association with Hadlow College, and other garden-related courses, thus providing skills that can be used in the community at large.

All garden tasks are adapted to suit the individual gardener and we are able to accommodate people with many minor disabilities. The garden and buildings are suitable for wheelchair users and we are constantly looking to improve our facilities for accessibility for all.

This enable a wider group of people to enjoy the garden as well as providing us with the space to make jams and chutneys from produce grown in the garden.

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