Hamara open revamped rooftop garden

Groups of people stand amongst raised beds in a courtyard garden

The grand reopening of Hamara’s rooftop garden on Wednesday (26 July 2023) was a great success. Over 50 people attended the event hosted by Hamara and Season Well.

This was the fruition of six months of hard work from staff, service users and the fantastic team from Season Well.

With high hopes of the weather getting better we are looking to host barbeques and pizza parties with the community using the new outdoor cooking equipment we have in the garden.

On behalf of Hamara and its core values a Halo service user pitched ideas for funding and was successful in securing £2,500 for accessible equipment to ensure that the space is fully inclusive and nobody is left out from the experience.

To showcase the work of our talented group (Halo) we had a muralist work with them to develop, design and paint a mural in the garden which includes the exotic animals of the wild.

A courtyard garden with raised beds and mural on one wall showing wild animals. The other wall is built of stone and includes the top of an arched church window.
The revamped rooftop garden at the Hamara Centre. Credit: Hamara Centre

It doesn’t stop there, Season Well also undertook a community consultation with attendees and are developing ideas for masterclass workshops so that the community can have the knowledge and skills to maintain the garden.

To stay updated about Hamara and its upcoming classes keep an eye on the social media or pop in to the centre on Tempest Road in Beeston and speak to our friendly staff.


This post was written by Josie Binns

Main photo: The reopening of the rooftop garden at the Hamara Centre. Credit: Hamara Centre

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