After two years of hard work by a group of committed volunteers, the Parkinsons.Me community garden is now open! Located in West Lockinge, Oxfordshire, it is the physical embodiment of everything Parkinsons.Me stands for.
The garden will eventually have exercise equipment and opportunities for more physical training when digging the produce beds; areas for communal meetings and parties; space to rest and reflect on the beauty of the surroundings and plenty of room to grow the healthy fruit and vegetables that can make such a difference for people with Parkinson’s.
We are very proud to have featured on an episode of the BBC programme Gardeners World in Sept 2019, and to have received several grants for our work, particularly from the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment and the FCC Communities Foundation.
Come and join us – we’re often in the garden at the weekends and the space is there for everyone, and particularly the families of people affected by Parkinson’s, to enjoy.
The garden is located on the edge of West Lockinge, a mile and half East of Wantage. It is tucked away at the bottom of a community woodland and accessed from a bridle path, but not too hard to find! If you use the app What3Words, you will be able to find the garden gate at arise.paler.gazed