Edge Hill Station Garden was first re-developed by Metal in 2011. Earlier this year, Metal secured some financial support from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative to develop a yearlong programme of art, food and gardening. Throughout the course of 2017, we’ll be exploring how public green spaces benefit our day-to-day lives and can drive awareness of environmental sustainability.
Our garden is open every Tuesday 4 – 7 pm to visitors and volunteers.
Open Garden / Volunteering opportunities
Every Tuesday 4pm – 7pm, until October 10th
Come and learn about food growing, helping nature and planting at the oldest active railway station in the world!
Come and learn about permaculture, its principles and how to put them into practice using Edge Hill Station garden as a basis for learning. The course will be taught by Tomas Remiarz, a nationally renowned permaculture teacher. All materials and tools will be provided. Click here to find out how to apply.
Wednesday 19th July, FREE, booking required
18.00 – 20.30
Paléo Energétique is an open source, collaborative research project investigating sustinable energy inventions that history has forgotten. Their work aims to inspire engineers, designers, inventors, artists and communities to look back in history for inspiration to solve the urgent environmental issues of today.
Paléo Energétique will give a public presentation of their research and projects, broadening our understanding of historic and present day sustainable energy technologies and innovations.
The evening will include an open discussion exploring how arts led activity can stimulate innovative responses around the renewable energy and sustainability agenda in our surrounding area. This event also forms part of an open call commissioning process, inviting artists to respond to the theme of – utilising Edge Hill Station Garden to encourage people to use public transport.
Paléo Energétique – Cédric Carles & Loïc Rogard
More speakers to be announced soon!
Sabina Sallis is in the process of creating a partly factual, partly fictional video work about a secretive poetic eco-terrorist society based in Liverpool. Their political actions include activities such as guerilla gardening, seed bombing, ephemeral land-art and also surreal, Dadaist activities that will be invented collaboratively as the project unfolds. As part of this work Sabina will be hosting a public event in August, details to follow.
Summer Kitchen Dinner
Thursday 31st August, 18:00 – 20:30 – booking details to follow!
If you would like to know more about the garden or have any questions about the volunteer programme or summer events, please contact Andrea on:
0151 707 2277 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Edge Hill Station Garden is located on the approach to Edge Hill railway station, behind a black gate accessible from the pavement:
Edge Hill Station
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme has seen three community groups and projects in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
The public voted in store to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards, 2,421 organisations from Tesco’s 400 regions up and down the UK will receive a share of the Bags of Help fund.