Windmill Community Gardens (WCG) is a food growing project, learning centre and community garden, running since 2004.
We are a service wing of Millmead Children's Centre (MCCPL), located in Margate Kent.
We have two sites which we transformed from derelict land. Our first site is the community garden which consists of community growing, orchard, poly tunnel, greenwood working area, compost loo, kitchen, wildlife habitats, and much more.
Our second site is a market garden which employs organic methods of
growing vegetables which we sell via our veg bag scheme and to local
restaurants. To find out more and to join our vegetable bag scheme, please
have a look at the veg bag section of our website or contact us.
We are open to the public:
During the current COVID-19 Pandemic, and following current government guidelines, we are running our groups at a reduced capacity, please contact us before you attend any of our activities.
I just wanted to email to say how happy I am to have joined your scheme. It has encouraged me to try lots of new recipes and I get really excited every Thursday to find out what I’ve got in my bag, Everything we’ve had so far has been SOOOO tasty.
- Veg Box customer since 2016
I only live across the road; I have had leaflets from the Windmill Community Gardens through my door loads of times before but have never had the courage to come by myself. My neighbour volunteers here so she persuaded me to come today to the pumpkin party. It was great, I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this for so long, and will definitely come again.
- Participant at Pumpkin Party
I have been coming along to the project for just over a year, I like the people, I like what we do, you learn so much. Doesn’t matter how much you know, you are not judged, this place is just good for you in every way.
- Voluinteer since 2014
Our community site is situated at the corner of Dane Valley Road and College Road in Dane Valley, Margate, CT9 3RX
The market garden site is based a the end of St Peter's Footpath, passed Draper's Mill Primary School, Margate, CT9 2SP
Our offices are located in Millmead Children's Centre, Dane Valley Road, Margate, CT9 3RU
Millmead Children's Centre seeks to promote and develop a thriving community where families and their children are empowered to seek a positive future in which they are healthy, safe and achieve their full potential in respect of emotional and economic wellbeing.
As a service wing of MCCPL, we at WCG seek to promote and develop a thriving Thanet, where adults, young people, families and their children, feel better about their community and their environment, resulting from working and learning together in varied outdoor activities.