The Multifaith Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs

You are invited to join the Multifaith Forest Gardening day at Parkwood Springs on:

Saturday 11th October 11am – 2pm

  • Please bring food/drink

  • Come with nothing or your prayers, blessings, songs, poems, readings, music, dance or whatever!

  • Let’s have an enjoyable time with our common mother, planet Earth!

  • Please note there are no public conveniences or facilities for seating on site so do come prepared. Wear sturdy shoes and come prepared for the weather.


Meet at Parkwood Springs Forest Garden car park (opposite flats 104-138), Shirecliffe Road, S5 8XB at 11am.


Buses – 35 and 36 from Pond St to Shirecliffe Road/Cooks Wood Rd (Please note; these buses that run directly to Shirecliffe are in the process of changing so check with SYPTE) or alternatively use 47,48 or 87 to Pitsmoor Road/Barnsley Road or 75,76,97, 88, 83, 83a or 98 to Burngreave Rd (and then a short walk).

For more information contact:

Nirmal Fernando – Phone: 07932 017 929


Tim Shortland, Community Forestry Manager– Phone 07785 362 289


Download the flyer below to see a map of the location.

Last month’s workday was very productive and the garden is looking great. The hedges have been cut back, trees pruned and the end of season weeding has begun. This month's work will be continuing preparation for the winter, also there are the usual digging/weeding and maintenance tasks. There will be opportunity to continue discussing the future plan for the garden and also a chance for a guided walk for those who haven’t visited before. The raspberries should still be there for the picking. Please feel free to bring a container to harvest the fruit or supplement to your lunch.

In April a selection of groundcover plants were established including: day lilies, lavender, sun berries, perennial walking onions and more.

Tim Shortland says:

This is the first step in creating a more diverse ground layer. As the garden offers the last of its’ summer bounties it’s good to reflect on the amazing achievements over the last year. In addition to the planting it has been a fantastic time for the forest garden. Just about all of the old planting membrane has been removed and replaced by wood chip. The main body of the garden has now been cleared and this has continued into the remaining areas towards the bottom of the site and around the old pond. The existing plants and trees have been nurtured and are thriving.

The First Interfaith Tree is doing very well having settled into its new home and with the original plaque now installed really sets off the garden when seen from the path. There will be opportunity to continue discussing the future plan for the garden and also a chance for a guided walk around the garden for those who haven’t visited before.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has worked on, and visited the forest garden over the past months and looks forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones as they move into another autumn in the garden.

The Multifaith Forest Garden at Parkwood Springs
11:00am to 2:00pm Saturday 11 October 2014

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