Dear members and friends,

As the first step on the road of re-opening the garden to the public, we are pleased to announce that the gate will be open to all visitors on Fridays, between 10am and 3pm, starting from Friday, 30th July. We have asked members for their thoughts and feelings about reopening, mindful of the need to ensure that the garden remains a place of comfort, refuge, and healing, and have therefore decided to make this reopening a gradual process. We will continue to monitor the developing situation as the latest easing of restrictions progresses, and will announce any future changes when appropriate to do so.

As ever, anyone can become a member (by calling 01795 539915, or emailing, and come along to the garden on weekdays, to take part in any of our regular activities:

Gardening – Every week day except Tuesdays

Horticulture Certificate Course – Tuesdays

Community Kitchen – Wednesday and Friday mornings

Men’s Shed (not just for men!) – Wed. and Fri. mornings

Art Group – Fortnightly Friday mornings

Tribal Drumming Group – Fortnightly Thursday afternoons

Happy Café – 2nd Wednesday of the month

Litter Picking Group – Thursday mornings

Beekeeping – Regularly throughout spring-autumn

Socialising / Cups of Tea – All the time!

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us at 01795 539915 or at

Very best wishes,

The Abbey Physic Community Garden Team

Useful links and contact information for accessing support during lockdown:

  • Taking good care of our own and each other's mental health is vital at the moment - for an excellent list of resources to support you or someone you know please click here.
  • The local Safe Haven 24 hour phone lines, providing crisis support for those struggling during the pandemic, can be reached on 07876 476703 or 07483 163953.
  • The Abbey Physic Community Garden can provide members with vouchers to access Faversham Food Bank, please contact us at or 01795 539915 - to visit the Faversham Food Bank website please click here.
  • The APCG Members' Whatsapp Group is available to all with smartphones or tablets - for an invite to the group please contact
  • The Faversham Community Coronavirus Help and Support group can be found on Facebook - please click here.
  • The Covid-19 Mutual Aid website has a comprehensive list of groups organising support for residents of all areas, including smaller villages - to search for a group please click here

Very best wishes,

The Abbey Physic Community Garden Team