Residents asked to be up front about bite-size gardens

8 July 2016

Residents are being asked to think about making more of their front yards in a garden project being launched this month.

The UpfrontGarden project is being rolled out in Grangetown, to encourage people to cultivate herbs, edible plants or just flowers in their front gardens, whatever the size.

Liz Court presented the idea at a meeting at St Samson’s church hall on  8th July.

“We have developed my garden as an UpFront Garden in Farmville Road in Splott to show what can be done with a small front garden in a terraced street,” she said.

“The garden is planted with all kinds of edible plants including a small sour cherry tree, a thornless blackberry winding along the railings, rhubarb, parsley and other herbs and flowers.”

Liz has developed the idea with edible gardening expert Michele Fitzsimons, who tried it out with other residents in the street.

“Everyone in the street has been invited to informal get-togethers to find out about UpFront and encourage them to develop their front gardens,” said Liz. “Although not everyone has been able to change their gardens, it has improved community spirit and one neighbour now has a lovely edible front garden!”


Another tasting and salad sowing activity has been organised for Sunday 17th July (11am-1pm) at Pentre Gardens.


If you can’s attend the meeting but are interested in finding out more, emmail Liz and Michele on


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