Geddington Brickyard Garden

LogoThe Geddington Brickyard Garden (GBG)

is a community project working to transform a former derelict site at the end of Wood Street (known locally as The Brickyard) into a place of natural beauty that generations to come will cherish and enjoy.

Proposed layout

Proposed layout

The idea for the GBG project began in January 2014 when Boughton Estate, the landowners, offered support for initial proposals. Since then, with hard work from many volunteers, huge progress has been made towards realising many of the features of our early layout.

GBG is a long-term project and the wildlife-friendly green space will continually evolve as and when creative ideas, skills, funds and resources make it possible.

Sunday School children planting their raised bed

Sunday School children planting their raised bed

GBG offers outdoor enjoyment for all ages and abilities. Individual raised beds are planted and maintained by local organisations and include a high raised bed for standing and less mobile gardeners.

GBG encourages interest, observation and learning about our natural environment. The community wooden shed has been renovated and offers an outlook over the garden and woods beyond. The shed also provides our youngsters (and adults) with resources for drawing and recording.

GBG is a venue for craft and creative art activities. The GBG mural celebrates the brick making history of the site. Clay bricklets were made by families during our GBG Launch Day in April 2015. Local ceramic artist, Jane, created the design; the Scouts created oak leaves and acorns to adorn the tree and the Sunday School children have added mosaic decoration to the bricklet wall.


BIG DRAW 2017 – Living Lines

Community Arts Festival

Sunday 22nd October 2017

All are welcome to this exciting community art event – so come and have a go! No art experience required! This will be a fun day for family and friends – all ages are welcome.

There are 4 workshops throughout the day, try one or try them all!
‘Landlines’ 10.45 – 11.30am
‘Garden Lines’ 12.15 – 1.15pm
‘Human Lines’ 2.15 – 3.15pm
‘Imagined Lines’ 4 – 4.45pm
We welcome an audience who would ‘just like to watch’, but it would be great to have people joining in!

To book a place on the workshops you wish to attend (from one to all four) and for further information, then please email: with the subject heading; ‘Big Draw 2017’ and state:
–  Number of people you are booking
–  Which workshop
–  Their ages (Ages: Under 11, 11-15, 16-18, 18 and over)
–  If you require disabled access (We are able to offer vehicular access up to the site, by arrangement.).
Book on Eventbrite at this address: For more information about Big Draw, please visit the Big Draw website – click on Festival.

For updates on this event, please visit this page or the Geddington Brickyard Garden Facebook page.

Please note: This event is running whatever the weather, we will have marquees and tents for shelter and refreshments. Dress for mess and the weather!

This event is being supported using Public Funding by Arts Council England and Kettering Borough Council.

Emma Davies  drawing ‘Living Lines’ at Sudborough Green Lodge, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art


GBG also promotes the use of low cost and low maintenance materials by the planting and creative use of recycled/surplus materials donated by local businesses and our community. Several of our raised beds are made from oak roof trusses of the old derelict barns that were demolished for safety reasons.

Most of all, GBG is a work-in-progress and aspires to show what can be achieved with the voluntary help, support and ideas of our local community working together.

Central England Co-operative award, February 2016.

Central England Co-operative award, February 2016.

GBG is a Community Interest Company (CIC). For reasons of personal financial liability, public liability insurance, fund-raising and to ensure that our underlying principles remain on track, our project was registered with Companies House on 4th July 2014, as a Non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) in the name of Geddington Brickyard Garden (CIC), Company No. 9116658. Founding directors are Brenda McCraith (Company Secretary), Ian Kelman and Lynette Litman.

Brenda submits an annual report showing GBG income and expenditure as well as a statement demonstrating how we are achieving our community interest commitment.

How can you get involved?

  • Come along to one of our GBG Volunteer working sessions at the site every Sunday 10am to noon.
  • Help with fund-raising events.
  • Donate recycled materials – timber, topsoil, surplus garden plants etc.
  • Take on an individual or group raised bed – design, plant and maintain.

How to contact us:
Email: for all queries
Phone: Lynette: 07553 482907 or Brenda and Ian: 743994
Facebook: search for Geddington Brickyard Garden to see photo updates and make comments.

NB Editorial and images are courtesy of the GBG Committee, and is pleased that the GBG can make use of this community website facility in this way.

2017 Reports
October Report to October 18, 2017
July Report to July 31, 2017
May Report to May 1, 2017
April Report to April 30, 2017
January Report to January 31, 2017
2016 Reports
July Report to July 21, 2016
May Report to May 12, 2016
Report to May 31, 2016
February Report to February 25, 2016
2015 Reports
October Report to October 25, 2015
2014 Reports
June Report to June 1, 2014
January Report to January 1, 2014
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