Appletree community garden was the original site of allotments available to the community in Agbrigg. In 2015, it became a community garden. This has transformed from an overgrown site into a beautiful garden space open to everyone in the community. This was done with the help of Spectrum People, Wakefield Council, other local organisations and several volunteers.
An incredible amount of work took place, including clearing the site of several tons of debris, planting trees, installing raised beds. Continuous work is done to maintain and carry on improving the site, such as the installation of paved walkways to improve accessibility, outdoor kitchen, a small pond, hibernaculum and a children’s play area. Appletree also gives sanctuary to 7 chickens and 2 ducks.
Our most recent addition to the space is a compost toilet with disabled access. There is a continuation to make more new additions to make the space more welcoming to anyone in the community. If you have any further suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or let a member of staff know.