About Marlpit Community Garden
Marlpit Community Garden (MCG) started in June 2013. It is a seven acres field in Marlpit Lane, Norwich, along the popular Marriott’s Way and close to the River Wensum. The site is divided into plots for individuals and families, plots for schools and community groups, forest garden, apiary, orchard, herb garden, wild-flower areas and meadows.
MCG offers small manageable sized plots, each measuring approximately 1.20 x 10 metres. The plot rent is £30 per year (October-September). Concessions are available to people who cannot afford to pay the rent in full. We can also arrange for payment to be made in instalments.
The use of tools, a choice of seeds and plants, and manure and compost are all included in the rent. Practical advice and information is always on hand and we run short training sessions on various aspects of gardening, such as how to sow seeds and look after your soil.
As a plot-holder, you are responsible for looking after your plot and keeping the paths around your plot in order. MCG relies on the cooperation of all its growers and is run entirely by volunteers. We therefore expect you to give at least three days worth of help a year towards managing the scheme and maintaining communal facilities. When you join, you will be asked to agree to the terms by signing the grower’s agreement form.
Currently, we are open on Tuesdays from 10 pm to 3 pm when volunteers will be around to provide advice, plants and seeds.
If you would like to sign up for a plot, please come to the site on a Tuesday between 10 am and 2 pm when you will be shown around and can choose a vacant plot. You can apply on line (click here)
MCG is a car-free zone; there are plenty of cycle stands but only a few car parking facilities for blue-badge holders. You can read our travel plan here: Marlpit Community Garden Travel Information Plan
For directions to MCG, please follow this link: Marlpit maps.