Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare (JHCL) is a six acre horticultural garden managed by volunteers, providing a welcoming and safe environment to grow produce and engage in activities to support biodiversity and the natural environment.
The garden is in a rural location centrally located between Bracknell and Maidenhead and features a 400 tree orchard, half acre vineyard, large polytunnel, three acres of cultivated ground and plans to develop a half acre sensory garden.
Our mission is to create an environment where we encourage and nurture individuals and groups to learn, share and develop skills whilst maintaining a sustainable environment.
JHCL particularly welcomes persons with a disability or disadvantaged background and volunteers, with or without experience, of all ages and backgrounds, as well as groups to enjoy activities such as growing food, maintaining flower beds and supporting local wildlife.
Community gardening activities have many therapeutic benefits, increased self esteem and a feeling of belonging, promoting well being, healthy eating and exercise. It also builds environmental awareness and helps support our local wildlife habitats.
We actively encourage a diverse range of individuals from the community to become involved, including vulnerable people with special needs, mental health problems, the elderly or those recovering from physical illness or addiction.
The JHCL Constitution can be read here.
JHCL is a partnership between Syngenta, the land owner, Bracknell Forest Homes, Warfield Parish Council and Bracknell Town Council which collectively form a proactive steering group, supported by a participant group the Friends of Jealott’s Hil.