Dunmanway Community Garden is a public amenity and resource for the local neighbourhood and the wider community. Overseen by the Dunmanway Family Resource centre, the focus is on inclusively and holistically supporting a healthy community . It is open Monday-Friday 09.30- 16.30.
The Garden has 2 x poly tunnels as well as lots of outdoor beds, a demonstration composting system, an education section for children, a sandpit, a slide, play areas for young children and quiet spaces for everyone to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of our beautiful garden.
The garden has a new accessible area (still in development) for people of different abilities i.e.older people who may find it difficult to stoop down to an average sized planting bed and wheelchair accessible beds.
The Community Cooking area enables produce from the garden to go directly to the plate or jar and is used for cooking courses, demonstrations and celebrations
There is a building onsite with indoor community space for rainy days, courses and sharing a cuppa and cake.
We erect the marquee in the spring and summer to hold events throughout the seasons for the community.
The fresh produce in the garden is our inspiration for the various cooking courses (children and adults), demonstrations and preserving workshops held throughout the year.
The Community Cooking Area and Marquee are where the whole community comes together to celebrate and enjoy the food from the garden. Various seasonal celebrations, StreetFeast, events and community group events are held in this space.
Everyone is welcome in the garden. It is a public space available to enjoy, Monday-Friday 9.30-4.30. Please keep an eye on our facebook page to keep up to date with events/ workshops that you may like to attend. Facebook:@DunmanwayCommunityGardenP
Planting and Growing
We have gardening and horticulture courses take place in the garden through the Cork ETB. If you would like to take part, contact the Cork ETB directly on 023-8856708.
During harvest seasons, produce is available for a recommended donation.
The garden is open to visitors Monday- Friday 09.30-16.30 for self guided visits but if you would like someone to show you around (and make a cuppa tea) phone in advance to arrange a time!
There is no charge for visiting the garden (donations are always welcome at the gate).
Dunmanway Community Garden is situated in Tonafora on Bantry road. If leaving Dunmanway town and driving out the Bantry road, pass Londis on your right and take the next right hand turn into Tonafora and then turn left. Drive straight until you arrive at the Dunmanway Community Garden.