Bristol Chelsea Fringe: Super Saturday in St Werburghs
On Saturday 28th May, Boiling Wells will be completely open to the public from 12pm to 3pm as part of the second Super Saturday in St Werburghs. 🌞🌱 Bring your own blanket, picnic, and tea to enjoy by the fire at Boiling Wells from 12pm to 3pm.
Boiling Wells is a stunning and magical 2.5 acre woodland, food forest and conservation site, just a three minute walk from the main City Farm site.
Nestled in a tranquil woodland valley with wild green spaces, a terraced orchard interspersed with rambling soft fruit, native trees and a nearby stream, it is a unique oasis in the heart of the city. Many say that Boiling Wells is the most magical site at St Werburghs City Farm and it'd be difficult to argue.
But at the same time, many people in Bristol aren't even aware of Boiling Wells' existence. Throughout the week, Boiling Wells is mainly used for outdoor activities that aren't easily accessed elsewhere within the city, often supporting vulnerable children and adults. And during the weekends, we're either running events to fundraise or the site is booked for Green Woodland Weddings or private events that also fund the vital community programmes, activities and services that we deliver at St Werburghs City Farm.
So why are we opening the site more frequently to the public now?
Having done community consultation as part of our Equity Project several years ago, last year we worked along ten "advocates" with specific areas of interest to help us inform our long-term strategy. One of the outcomes of this process was that we needed to make our sites more accessible to the public as it is unclear which can be accessed or how to access them. Super Saturdays in St Werburghs are a joint community effort between St Werburghs Community Centre, Children's Scrapstore and St Werburghs City Farm, with each one of us offering free activities on the day.
This event is part of the "satellite hub" organised by Bristol Food Network in Bristol this year as part of the Chelsea Fringe. A number of Bristol-based gardens are opening to visitors for the Chelsea Fringe and we’re looking forward to welcoming you! We are all usually part of Bristol’s Get Growing Trail, which this year runs in September. If you want to get involved in growing in Bristol, check out Bristol Food Network’s Get Growing Map: https://www.bristolfoodnetwork.org/get-growing-map
LocationSt Werburghs City Farm
2 Watercress Rd, Bristol BS2 9YJ, UK