Helping Your Community Grow

Dobbies is passionate about helping the communities around our stores to enjoy spending time outdoors and get growing. We want to help make our local landscape a little bit greener, and that’s what we've done since we launched the Helping Your Community Grow campaign in 2010.


Ponteland Gateshead Housing Company


Through Helping Your Community Grow we donate plants and gardening equipment to good causes. We offer products, equipment, support and help (but not cash donations) to revamp any outdoor space to make it a wonderful space to spend time, grow produce and have fun. We work closely with groups to ensure we provide you with what you need.  

Are you a youth group looking for an exciting new hands-on project? Or perhaps you’re a mental health group looking to create a tranquil space to spend time in? From school veggie patches to dementia memory gardens, whatever your cause Dobbies is eager to help.



Each Dobbies garden centre manages its own local programme for Helping Your Community Grow. Projects have to be located within 20 miles of a store - Find your nearest Dobbies store.

Applications for this year opened in March and will close in June. Projects will be allocated throughout spring so late entries are less likely to be successful. 

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If you haven't heard if your application has been successful after one month of applying please email


Did you know?

We supported over 100 community garden makeovers last year!