St Werburghs City Farm is an inner-city oasis. Our vision is to inspire and educate happy, healthy communities through green spaces, local food and each other. Using a 2 acre small holding, a 1 acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to offer targeted community services that equip people with knowledge, skills and confidence, and provide green sites accessible to all.
St Werburghs City Farm is a small holding open to visitors, which enables people growing up in city centres to learn about Farm animals and why we keep them. The Farm is open 7 days a week, all year round from 9am to 5pm in summer and 9am to 4pm in Winter. We do not charge entry but as a charity we gratefully accept donations.Pick up a Farmyard Discovery Trail booklet from the Office to get the most out of your visit.
You can’t come to the Farm and not visit the hobbit-esque City Farm Café situated next to the adventure playground. The food is locally grown, ethically sourced and made with care.
The café is open 6 days a week, 10am – 4pm Winter, and 10am – 5pm Summer (closed Tuesdays). For any enquiries, please call them directly on 0117 9080798
Playground and Gardens
Once you are here, you are free to explore the Farm site, the playground and the Community Garden. The adventure playground is situated next to the City Farm Cafe, in front of the larch decking.
The adventure playground is situated next to the City Farm Café and the Community Garden is situated on the other side of the graffiti tunnel on Mina Road.
Ashley Vale Allotments
Surrounding the Farm site is 13 acres of community allotments, which run along Gaunt Lane (the path which between the Farm and Ashley Hill) and across to Stoney Lane (path that runs between the Farm and Sefton Park Primary). Most of the 214 plots are situated on the sloped banks of Ashley Hill and with a diverse growing community, you’ll find more than just a common carrot in these fields.
We run a range of seasonal events, family activities and training opportunities throughout the year. Check out what's on below and click on the picture for more information. To find out about our regular services and activities, visit our Projects page.
The new M&S Foodhall at Eastgate has asked us to be their charity of the year – and we said yes! Each year, every M&S store across the UK chooses a Charity of the Year as part of its Spark Something Good commitments to making a positive impact within its local community. The team at M&S Bristol Eastgate Foodhall will now begin a momentous year of fundraising for their first ever Store Charity of the Year!
Our annual Wassail celebration to bless the apple trees for a good crop and celebrate the New Year. With live music on the amphitheatre stage, food and drink including our famous mulled cider, and free craft activities and storytelling for the children. Entry on the gate: Adults £5, Teens £2, Children Free.
Remember there is no parking on Boiling Wells Lane, and no dogs, except guide dogs, allowed on site.
Tim Foster is leading a new organic gardening course at St Werburghs City Farm, – every Wednesday and occasional Saturday practical sessions from 22nd to 28th June. The course will suit anyone with an interest and enthusiasm for growing their own organic food. You will learn about the cultivation of the main vegetable families including timings, preferred conditions, pests and diseases, seed sowing, no-dig systems, green manures, rotations, companion planting and composting. We will also look at fruit selection, range of species, rootstocks, pollination and maintenance including pruning.
Cost – £200. For more information or to book on to the course, please email email@example.com or call 0117 9428241. Places are booking up fast so don’t delay.
Propagation Place is a new project in Ashley Vale Allotments Association site (next to the Farm) which will develop a community garden and propagation polytunnel to grow veg plug plants for sale. We need help with the creation of the site – come along to our work days every Wednesday 10am -3pm.
Or how about growing veg plants? Then come along to regular growing sessions starting in mid July: Monday to Thursday 10am -3pm.
Ring us on 0117 942 8241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
The Farm's 4 sites offer a base to a number of projects that engage people across Bristol including local families, young people, school groups, visiting groups, local business teams, volunteers, allotment holders and more. Click on the links below to find out more about each of our projects.
Opportunities to help develop our four sites and support our services
Activities that connect people to food, nature and their community
Outdoor opportunities for young people living in the city centre
You can get involved in St Werburghs City Farm in a number of ways. Click on the links below to find out more, but however you get involved and whatever you do, thanks for helping your local city farm bloom!
The Farm site, adventure playground and community garden is open 7 days a week, all year round from 9am to 5pm in summer and 9am to 4pm in Winter. All sites are located in and around Ashley Vale, St Werburghs, Bristol.
If you are travelling on foot, or by bicycle, why not explore the allotment paths that surround us. That way, the fun can start before you even get here.
If travelling by car, you need to drive up to the top of Mina Road and take the first left after the graffiti tunnel onto Watercress Road. Don’t forget that Boiling Wells is a private road, therefore you need to park your car near the Farm site and walk down Boiling Wells Lane if that is your destination.Contact Us
Our vision is to inspire and educate happy, healthy communities through green spaces, local food and each other. Using a 2 acre small holding, a 1 acre community garden, a 2.5 conservation site and 13 acres of community allotments, our mission is to offer targeted community services that equip people with knowledge, skills and confidence, and provide green sites accessible to all.
We are a registered charity (number 297091) and a company limited by guarantee (2114442). Our registered address is Watercress Rd, St Werburghs, Bristol, BS2 9YJ – 0117 9428241
Click on the Vision link to find out Mems and Arts or to read a copy of our most recent Annual Report and Financial Statements
The Farm develops a 3 year strategy and works to annual Operational Plans. These plans look back at previous years to assess our performance and highlight key themes across the organisation for the year ahead. Our current Operational Plan identifies some key drivers in the external world and provides headline objectives for each of the Farm’s main projects. It also identifies potential changes to the way we work and provides a summary of the financial resources we will use to achieve our goals. It is designed to be used as an overview and easy reference for the major plans SWCF has for the forthcoming year. Download our current and past plans…
St Werburghs City Farm has a number of policies and procedures which ensure we work to best practice. Links to all current policies can be found on this page.
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