Potato Day 18 February 2018

Join us for our annual Potato Day, the perfect time to get all your seed potatoes for the coming season. We will have 27 varieties available, expert advice on hand to inspire you and food and drink to keep you warm! There will be lots of crafty activities you can get involved with, and veg plants you can take home and put straight in your garden. Spring flowering bulbs and perennials will also be available to help you get your 2018 started! 

Manchester Permaculture Network Local Gathering

Join us on 24 February from 10:30 to 16:30 for a free event to find out about permaculture and the projects in and around Manchester.
Share ideas and experiences.
Connect with like-minded people and enjoy a relaxed day of interesting activities and seasonal soup.
Shape the future of the network.

2 Day Natural Bee Keeping Course with John Vendy 24 and 25 March

Join us at HCGC for a two day course in Natural Bee Keeping by local expert John Vendy. The course is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of honeybees or bee keeping. You should leave with enough knowledge and confidence to set up a top-bar hive, populate it with bees and care for them throughout their first season. It is a simple, natural and practical way to have healthy and happy bees in your garden, focusing on observation & minimal intervention, and without the cost and complications associated with conventional bee keeping.

£80 per person/£40 concessions, places limited.

To book pop into our shop, or call 0161 2278198 or email

As part of our Bee Well project we will be getting top bar hives on site, and are looking for eager volunteers to help us with looking after our bees. If you are an existing volunteer and interested in getting involved with the bee keeping here at HCGC, please contact Holly to talk about free places.

Caring for our bees on site at HCGC, we will be following Vegan Organic Guidelines and will not be collecting honey or any other substance that the bees make. As part of the overall project we will also increase our nectar rich plants across the site and surrounding area extending the season to provide forage for all types of pollinators and monitoring the impact of the hive on other species.