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Garden Needs is your community garden 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.

Your Feedback is Needed – deadline 2nd November 2018

Salford City Council and our commissioners are currently seeking feedback from anyone that has ever used Garden Needs or has benefitted from it. If you are a past or present volunteer, a carer or a family member they would love to hear your views. Also if you are a referrer into us or if you work with us they would love to hear from you to.

It’s really easy to share your feedback as its all via an online survey.

If you are a volunteer, past volunteer, family member or carer please complete the VOLUNTEER SURVEY

If you are a stakeholder please complete the STAKEHOLDER SURVEY

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10am to 3pm 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.




Learn more about our volunteer programme


Anyone is welcome to volunteer at Garden Needs. Our volunteers are what keeps the garden alive, if you or someone you know may be interested in volunteering please get in touch.