Welcome to

Abbey Physic Community Garden

Providing companionship, therapeutic activities, training and skill building for people
with mental health issues, those who are socially isolated and everyone in the wider community.

Want to join in?

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We rely on donations.

Email or visit our social media links for other news, comments and event updates.


A Garden For Everyone

We hope there is something for everyone here, whether you would like to do some gardening, meet and spend time with people, join in with a group or activity, or just find a quiet corner to relax in nature.

Click here for a list of days and times for current activities, and groups, as well as upcoming events at the garden.

Anyone can become a member - contact us at tom.abbeyphysic@gmail.com, call 01795 539915, visit our membership page, or come along to the garden any time during members' opening hours to find out more.

Current Opening Times

Please note currently only Fridays and Sundays are open to the public

Monday - 10am - 3pm
Tuesday - Horticulture Group
Wednesday - 10am - 3pm
Thursday - 10am - 3pm
Friday - 10am - 3pm (Open to the public)
Saturday - Not currently open
Sunday - 11am - 2pm (Open to the public)

Keep up with all of the latest news from the garden, find out about activities, groups, and upcoming events by clicking the buttons and following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter:

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us at 01795 539915 or at tom.abbeyphysic@gmail.com.

Very best wishes,

The Abbey Physic Community Garden Team


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Click here to visit the official lottery website for full details.

Support The Garden - And Win Up To £25,000!

The Faversham and District Community Lottery is an innovative new fundraising scheme from Faversham Town Council. Your purchase of tickets at £1 each not only allows you to directly fund good causes like the Abbey Physic Community Garden, but also enters you for a weekly prize draw with cash prizes from £25 up to £25,000!

Please click the button below to get your tickets in support of the ongoing work of the garden - thank you.

The Faversham and District Community Lottery is an innovative new fundraising scheme from Faversham Town Council. Your purchase of tickets at £1 each not only allows you to directly fund good causes like the Abbey Physic Community Garden, but also enters you for a weekly prize draw with cash prizes from £25 up to £25,000!

Please click the button below to get your tickets in support of the ongoing work of the garden - thank you.


Have a look at some of the things we do.

Everyone welcome, get in contact and join in, we'd love to see you.

Horticulture Training

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Come and train in horticulture and get to know how to grow.

Community Kitchen

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Cookery sessions and get skilled up, motivated and ignite your spark.

All Year Round Gardening

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Help to maintain our award winning garden in the heart of Faversham.

Faversham Men's Shed

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Shoulder to shoulder.
You are guaranteed a warm welcome.

Art & Crafts

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Weekly sessions
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Happy Café

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Come for the coffee and stay for the conversation.


Growing a Healthy Community

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What we offer

The APCG offers a healing space for all, regardless of age, culture or ability.

  • We help breakdown social isolation through informal networking by providing a space to meet casually, to relax and de-stress.
  • Participation can support members improve their ability to manage thoughts, emotions and build social relationships.
  • Improve confidence to support members natural ability to learn and acquire skills, ultimately enabling full participation in their community.
  • We focus on the Garden's ability to affect good mental and physical health.
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Who we are for

We actively support people isolated by their mental or physical health, or social and economic disadvantage, and we give them a community to feel a part of.

For many people it is a delightful destination during a pleasant day out. For others who take a different path to the Physic Garden, it is a far more meaningful place.

You will find a peaceful refuge from a life outside which may be chaotic or troubled.

The benefits that people gain include social connections, self-confidence, physical and emotional well-being, and not least the simple knowledge that people care for them.

We work in partnership with many local groups and organisations.

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Why we are needed

We know the statistic of 1 in 4 experiencing mental health issues, and we know rates of self-harm in the UK are the highest in Europe.

We also know that people with mental health issues are amongst the least likely of any group with long-term mental health issues to:

  • Find work
  • Be in a long-term relationship
  • Live in decent housing
  • Be socially included in mainstream society

Research from Time to Change shows the best way to challenge discrimination and stereotypes is through first-hand contact with people with experience of mental health issues.

That is why we are open to everyone, the wider community, schools and groups, over 5,000 visitors a year.

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Why APCG?

Better for our members

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Improved mental health, less social isolation, new friends and more consumption of healthy food are just some of the benefits that people enjoy from taking part in the garden and its activities.

Better for the environment

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As well as gardening organically we garden sustainably, following the principles of Permaculture and act as a Land Learning Centre in conjunction with the Permaculture Association.

Better for the community

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In 2019 over 6,000 people visited the garden.

As well as local people we welcomed visitors from countries in Europe, Australia, and even a South Korean film crew who spent a day documenting what we do to take the gardening for health message back home.


Come and see us!

It's a nice place to be.

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