One of the most popular areas for both local residents of the town, and visitors from further afield, are the Barn gardens. Over the space of several years, these have seen a dramatic transformation from a once unkempt mud bath to a much loved community space that makes an ideal backdrop for some stunning wedding photos, no matter the season.

The gardens are tended by a team of volunteers of mixed backgrounds and experience, who meet every Tuesday morning – regardless of the weather – to make sure the gardens are always looking in top condition. In 2019, our volunteers were recognised for their dedication by the Dronfield Civic Society, and received a prestigious John Robert Clough Award. Read more by clicking here.

It’s not just gardening they do, though. They also help to organise events, such as our quarterly Artisan and Producers’ Markets, which fund raise for the continued development of the gardens. We’re always looking for more people to join our friendly team, so if you’ve ever passed through or sat in the cafĂ© and thought you’d like to get involved, then get in touch! Speak to one of the team on a Tuesday about volunteering, and they will be more than happy to give you further details.

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