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Planting beds and flower boxes for Shipley Art Gallery

Shipley Art Gallery was built and opened during the First World War on 29 November 1917. A Grade II listed, purpose-built gallery, Shipley was founded from a bequest by local solicitor Joseph Shipley (1822 – 1909).

Thanks to funding of £1,946 from People’s Local Trust, it has repurposed a previously disused space, installing raised planting beds and flower boxes. The organisation is now working in conjunction with local schools, giving the children the opportunity to spend time outdoors learning gardening basics.

Shipley Art Gallery Community Garden is somewhere people can meet, learn and grow plants and vegetables in a social environment. 

The produce will be used in cookery workshops at the gallery’s Nest Café and will help to provide nutritional information, developing a raised awareness of healthy lifestyle choices. 

The garden is open to everyone and is an ideal place for people to get together and learn new skills in a green space.

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