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Redcatch Community Garden: Space for Nature winner, Bee Bold Awards (Community)

Redcatch Community Garden in Knowle, Bristol has turned a disused bowling green into a rich and diverse space for nature, and for the community to socialise and learn.

The Bee Bold expert selection panel commended the approach for bringing the community together to turn an abandoned piece of land into a space for nature, education and enjoyment.

The impact for Redcatch Community Garden 

Many local groups are enjoying the benefits of using the green space, including gaining employment skills, learning how to garden, or simply enjoying better wellbeing. In 2022, the garden team received an award for Outstanding Services to the Community from the High Sheriff of Bristol.  

The impact for pollinators

The garden has created both habitats and food sources that support a variety of pollinators, which in turn pollinate the fruit and vegetables, including in the polytunnel. By not using pesticides, pollinators and other wildlife can thrive, with companion planting used to encourage natural predators and to control pests.