If you’re looking for excellent fresh spray-free fruit, vegetables and herbs, look no further than the Roxburgh Community Market Gardens.
Tucked away at the end of Ednam St, straight off the main road in Roxburgh is where you’ll find this hidden treasure, situated behind the Teviot Valley Rest Home.
It’s all about sharing and creating good health, according to long time volunteer at the gardens Allan Favel. Allan has been working with the garden group for more than 8 years and enjoys every minute of the time he spends here. Allan has been gardening since he was 17 years old, being the eldest in his family, he took on the responsibility of ensuring that he and his siblings had good food for subsistence.
Seventy years later he is as enthusiastic as always, Allan makes the point quite clear that everyone is welcome at the community gardens, for whatever reason. A large part of the group consists of residents who come to learn how to grow fruits and vegetables. The plot allows you to grow what you need. Surpluses are offered for sale to the public at a very affordable price; little more than cost. Any money raised through the sale of produce goes back into maintaining and improving the gardens. This is a not for profit community venture.
The gardens are only open two to three days a week for a short time depending on the time of the year. Please come and support this fantastic community project.
Look out for the flag sign on the corner of Ednam St and Scotland St showing the gardens are open for business.
What time are the Roxburgh Community Gardens open?
Tuesday: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Thursday: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Saturday: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Who can buy produce from the Roxburgh Community Gardens?
Everyone is welcome to visit and purchase produce from the community garden.
Advice is free, and freely offered.
Who should I contact for further information?
Information about the who, why, and how at the Roxburgh Community Gardens can be obtained from Allan Favel.
Phone: 03 446 8133, or, 027 200 3924