About us

Rye Community Garden is a fun local opportunity that anyone from the local community can get involved in as a volunteer. We run sessions on alternate Saturdays and Mondays growing vegetables and doing other gardening activities – if you want to get involved or know someone that might, we’d love to hear from you!

A little about us…


The work in the garden wouldn’t be made possibly without the help of our regular volunteers – who help to dig, water and harvest all of our locally produced fruit and veg!

Our Committee

The garden is an unregistered charity run by a management committee.

Committee members:

Nigel Jennings (Chair)

Pip al-Khafaji (Secretary)

Dominic Manning (Treasurer)

Susan Wilson

Rosemary Boucherat

Jo Morphy

Stephen Clift

Margaret Ivatts (Co-opted)


Rye Community Garden has also recently appointed a Volunteer Coordinator: Anna, as of April 2019, who will be running the weekly sessions and helping to recruit new volunteers to the project.

A place for people and wildlife

The garden consists of a number of two storage sheds, organic vegetable plots, a heritage orchard, a wildflower meadow and an eco-toilet. We have two large rainwater collection systems, a rotated compost system and try to grow food in a sustainable way that benefits local biodiversity.

The garden is alive with an amazing number of birds, mammals, reptiles, bees, butterflies and other insects. Why not come along and do some wildlife spotting? – We even have a regular family of slow-worms who enjoy basking in the sun.