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Garden Needs is your community garden centre set in the heart of the Salford community.

Our Vision is to . . . be the pioneer in connecting people with nature and inspire them to lead healthier and happier lives.

To achieve this we run a local sustainable community garden, open for the entire community providing training, volunteering opportunities, a rolling programme of seasonal activities, and opportunities to develop micro enterprises.

Garden Needs is a peaceful green space located on the edge of Kersal Dale (Nature Reserve on River Irwell) in Salford. Time, dedication, love and hard work have been invested over the years to create a centre with a true difference in a unique and magical environment.

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10am to 4pm on we are open to everyone. Volunteers of all abilities and backgrounds are encouraged to come down to the garden centre and get involved. Everyone is welcome, get in touch to find out more.

Volunteers take part in a variety of activities from general gardening, planting, and garden maintenance through to building structures and designing new areas of the garden.

Volunteers are also welcome to get involved in the cooking, we use as much home grown produce from the garden as possible. All volunteers and staff come together at lunchtime for a fresh home cooked hot meal.

If you would like to volunteer, or you know someone who would benefit from getting involved contact us on out telephone: 0161 2124980 or email:


Who are Garden Needs?
We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) owned by Mind in Salford and Social adVentures. Being a CIC means any profits that are made go back into the community that we work within.




Here at Garden Needs anybody is free to volunteer and help out in the Garden. Our days to volunteer are Tuesdays and Thursdays.