Category Archives: Hawick Community Garden

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Another busy week in the Hawick Community Forest Garden.

On Tuesday James, Dylan and John started work on defining our paths and we were treated to Katy’s homemade shortbread .

Today Joe helped tidy up our cardboard mountains and stacked some bricks which we’ll reuse to create more pathways.

We now have our sparkling new sign so don’t be shy folks, come and visit us soon!

More volunteers equals more progress

Lots happening today in the Hawick Community Garden.

Posted by Abundant Borders on Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Hawick Community Garden was a hive of activity today.
Welcome to Katy and Jamie our new volunteers

Seriously impressive mattocking!

Seriously impressive mattocking in the Hawick Community Forest Garden. Thank you Rachel Parker 😀

Posted by Abundant Borders on Monday, 17 September 2018

Clearing and levelling the ground for the new polytunnel

The last of the tatties

James and Bryan enjoyed harvesting the last of our tatties yesterday 🙂

Posted by Abundant Borders on Wednesday, 12 September 2018

From garden to plate

…in less than a minute!

Part of the philosophy that underpins the whole Abundant Borders project – growing fresh food and getting that food onto a plate as quickly as possible. It would be difficult to beat Rachel, a wonderful volunteer who planted the lettuce, tended it through the summer sun and is now enjoying a delicious sandwich!

And other harvesting today

Polytunnel prepping

What a busy day in the Hawick Community Forest Garden yesterday!

Great to see John, Bryan and Dylan back in the garden and to have their help clearing a space for our polytunnel.

And it isn’t all hard work. We also had a visit from the cookery course participants who very kindly brought us some freshly baked carrot cake


Building a Blueberry bed

A couple of weeks ago we started to build a bed for blueberry bushes. Blueberries thrive in acidic soil so putting them here means we can control the acidity of the soil more easily.

Lots of volunteers have helped maked this happen so fingers crossed for a bumber crop in 2019!

Creating and sharing abundance

It was a day for visitors in the Hawick Community Forest Garden yesterday.
It’s lovely for us to show people our garden and share ideas about the way forward for community gardening in Hawick and the Scottish Borders.

Thanks Norman Elliot-Walker for sharing your ideas about community orchards and foraging, to Nancy Woodhead for the wonderful baskets of fruit and to Graeme the builder who made a great job of fixing our wobbly step.


Lots of salad leaves, courgettes and damsons.


Our lovely volunteers have donated a peppermint plant and another bird box.

Blueberries and Redcurrants

What a wonderful day in the Hawick Community Forest Garden.

Thanks to Michelle Stamp for donating the redcurrant bushes. They’re looking very happy in their new home.

And to Rachel Parker for the lovely bird box.


Rachel took on the ivy…

….. whilst Gill and Lorna cleared a great space for us to make a raised bed to plant blueberries in. We need a separate bed as blueberries need a more acidic soil than we have in the garden. Fingers crossed for a good crop next year!