Community Pollinator Garden – YMCA Bath + Roots Allotments

Thanks to the Bee Bold awards from West of England Combine Authority, YMCA Brunel Group has been granted funding to create two pollinator gardens in our disused outdoor spaces in both Bath and Bristol.

In YMCA Bath, we have teamed up with Roots Allotments who has been amazing in helping us clean up the space and start planting! We spent all of last Friday digging, clearing, pruning, and planting to lay the groundwork for what will be an amazing community space.

YMCA Bath is a huge building, home to our Health and Wellbeing centre, supported housing, Nightstop & Daystop projects, head offices and a commercial hostel (which provides vital financial support to help us cover our central costs). Our building does a lot, and it feels right to give some love back with this space, which was previously a nursery garden for children. The space is accessible via the main reception and the gym studio, so we hope to bring in all parts of the community at YMCA Bath to use the space.

The team at Roots brought along with them heaps of compost and pollinator friendly plants. This is just the start of the Community Pollinator Garden project, so watch this space!