St Werburghs City Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Bristol that connects people to food, the environment and the local community. We care and oversee four different sites within the local area including the Farm site with the award winning City Farm Cafe, the Community Garden on Mina Road, Boiling Wells – our 2.5 acre wildlife woodland - and 13 acres of community allotments.
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 M&S Community Energy Fund offers funding to support community renewable energy projects and technologies across the UK. St Werburghs City Farm has been shortlisted – but to win, we need your vote!
We have applied for £7,494 to cover the cost of installing 15 solar panels which will go on the roof of a new education and training centre (construction starting in November 2015). As well as cutting our carbon footprint and generating a sustainable income that will be reinvested in services that support disadvantaged people, this project seeks to children and young people about the solar energy.
Funds are allocated based on public vote, so we need your support!
Go one step further and ask your friends, family and colleagues to vote – share it on facebook and twitter. In fact, why not shout it from the rafters!
The Farm’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th of September 2015. All members and interested parties are welcome to come along to the Community Building (behind the Farm Office on Watercress Road) at 6.30pm. To download the Agenda and the relating papers, please click on the Read More button…
For those visiting us to take a snap of Primrose, please remember that the farm is situated in a busy residential area. Parking can be limited therefore we encourage people to walk, hop, jog, cycle, or take the bus. Download our active travel leaflet to ensure that your adventure starts before you even get here…
The Farm is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. Farm Staff will close the gate promptly as they still have a lot of tidying up to do once everyone has gone home – please get here before 5 as we cannot allow people in after this time.
Don’t forget to tag the Farm in on facebook, twitter or instagram when you post your Shaun pictures.
What is more to say, other than happy Shaun hunting.
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
St Werburghs City Farm – an inner city oasis connecting people to food, nature and each other
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
St Werburghs City Farm is a green oasis in the heart of Bristol that connects people to their food, the environment and the local community. Our vision is to be a truly inspirational city-centre farm that supports an informed, healthy and cohesive community to live, learn and play in harmony with its environment. The Farm provides high-quality opportunities through education, training and play that engage people across Bristol, especially those that are socially and economically disadvantaged, equipping them with the skills, support and space to lead healthier, happier and more sustainable lifestyles.
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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