The Dornoch Community Gardens
The Dornoch Community Garden was established in 2015 on receipt of a £3000 grant from the Bank of Scotland Community Fund. With a further grant of £1000 some sixty fruit trees were planted and space established for 6 garden plots. Each plot 10 x 15 meters can be divided into three with gardeners choosing to take a one third, a two-thirds or a whole plot for a modest annual rent.
In the Autumn of 2016 a wild fruits hedge (crab apple, hazel, sloe and elder) was planted. The saplings were donated by the Woodland Trust and the community were invited to assist with the planting. It was a lovely community event on a crisp sunny November day with hot soup and rolls being provided.
Subsequently grants from the Highland Community Fund and Royal Dornoch Golf Club, have enabled the purchase of various equipment and a storage shed. The Community Garden Plot-holders hold a stall on the Community Market days to sell surplus produce and to raise awareness of the Community Garden.
In 2018 a seventh plot was opened up due to demand and more can be opened – anyone interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables or volunteering in the community garden should contact
Kate Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01862 810519
Community Garden Plots