Apple blossom in the orchard at JHCL

About

Nurturing, growing and forging friendships and connections are at the heart of everything we offer.

Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare is a 6.5 acre horticultural garden cultivated by volunteers, providing a welcoming and safe environment to grow produce, get involved with crafts and enjoy being close to nature.

We actively encourage a diverse range of individuals from the community to become involved of all ages and backgrounds, including vulnerable people with special needs, mental health problems, physical illness or addiction. Schools and extra-curricular children’s groups are also welcome.

Nurturing, growing and forging friendships and connections are at the heart of everything we offer.

Our vision

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A space inclusive and welcoming to all

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Use the power of horticulture in a therapeutic and nurturing way

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Protect and increase the site biodiversity

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Evolve the site to ensure ongoing financial viability

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Forge relationships and collaborations in the community

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Value the contribution of CIC members

The team sitting under the canopy at 2019 AGM

The site is managed day to day by the Landshare manager.

The Landshare manager is ably supported by the volunteers of the Friends of Jealotts Hill Community Landshare to maintain the site and run events.

The overseeing of the vision and direction of the site is supported by the Directors of the Community Interest Company.

Timeline of JHCL history

The original Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare (JHCL) was founded in November 2011 through a partnership between the private, voluntary and public sectors as an innovative project based on community gardening. In October 2023 a CIC was established to replace the partnership model that existed from 2012 until autumn 2023.

The team receiving the Queen's Voluntary Award from the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire

In 2015 JHCL gained the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and over the years has secured many other accolades for its innovative approach and excellent horticulture.  

Events shelter at JHCL

We offer use of a polytunnel fruit cages, growing plots, an orchard, lawned areas and a wildlife pond.

There is also a woodwork studio, rest room, kitchen, toilets and plenty of parking. Facilities for disabled users are provided.

With plenty of seating and shade and a variety of special areas including those for quiet contemplation the Landshare offers a beautiful, secure, and tranquil managed space.

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Your donation will help provide shared horticulture and learning for the local community