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Wantage Market Garden

Set in the grounds of The Wantage Community Support Service (previously The Charlton Centre), the Market Garden is a partnership between Sustainable Wantage, Style Acre & Oxfordshire County Council (OCC).

Style Acre and OCC are providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities from across South Oxfordshire to develop new skills and enjoy gardening.
The garden is a closed site giving it a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. It has wide paths which are accessible for people with reduced mobility and it has an accessible compost toilet.

The Market Garden is a tranquil and beautiful place where members of the community are able to learn how to grow fruit and vegetables in a sustainable and attractive way. We have 2 polytunnels, a greenhouse and cold frame, an orchard area, low and raised beds, and the ‘World of mint’ which shows off almost 30 different varieties of this wonderful plant. A primary objective is to increase the biodiversity of the garden. To this end we maintain a small pond, a pallet bug house, multiple bird feeders and a large area of pollinator friendly flowers. Regular visitors are hedgehogs, frogs, bats, moths, butterflies, and bees.

The Market Garden is a fantastic place just to slow down and connect with nature. It is also a great space for community activities; look out for our Spring and Autumn Open Days!

If you would like to help, Sustainable Wantage work parties usually meet at the garden on Sundays 2-4pm.

Our gardening volunteers enjoy the rewards of surplus veg, good conversation and excellent cake!
Please contact us if you are interested in helping out and visit our Facebook page for the latest news.