The Big Dig is all about getting people involved in their local community garden.

We hold national events across the UK that aim to raise the profile of community gardens and encourage more people to take part.

Thank you to all the gardens and wonderful volunteers that took part in our last event, Big Dig Day on Saturday 21st March 2015.

If you run or are involved in a community garden and would like to be involved in our future events please get in touch at

The Big Dig on flickr: pictures from Big Dig events across the country


Big Dig Day 2015

Gardens in over 40 different towns and cities across the length and breadth of the UK took part in the Big Dig Day on 21st March 2015. From Falkirk in the north to Truro in the south and from Belfast in the west to Norwich in the east over 190 community gardens opened their gates and asking the public to come down, see what's growing and get involved. Have a look at the great photos and watch this space for reports from the day.

Edible Gardens Open Day 2014

Over 120 gardens took part in Edible Gardens Open Day on 20th September 2014 from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read a review of the day here and see our photos

Countdown to Edible Gardens Open Day 2014

Over 100 community gardens have registered for Edible Gardens Open Day. Read more about the day and one of the inspirational gardens taking part.

Edible Gardens Open Day 2014

Edible Gardens Open Day will be taking place on 20th September 2014. We want community gardens around the country to join us for the nation’s biggest community garden open day.

It’s a opportunity to celebrate what you do, share what you have grown with your community and get more people involved. Contact your local Big Dig co-ordinator to register your interest or if your town or city is not yet a member of the network then email

Big Dig Day 2014

150 gardens across 16 towns and cities took part in Big Dig Day on 22nd March. Read more about it here and see the photos.

Alys Fowler lends her support to Big Dig Day 2014

We are delighted that renowned gardener Alys Fowler is again lending her support to Big Dig Day. Read what she has to say here.

Big Dig Day 2014

Gardens in 16 towns and cities have already registered to take part in the Big Dig Day on 22nd March. Read our press release here. With over a month to go we hope more will join. Click on our map above to find out which places are taking part and register your interest to volunteer on the day. 

Edible Gardens Open Day 2013

194 gardens across 20 towns and cities took part in Edible Gardens Open Day on 21st September 2013. Read some highlights from the day and see the photos.

Thousands of people take part in Big Dig Day 2013

280 gardens across the UK took part in the Big Dig Day in March 2013. Despite freezing conditions and rain and snow, over 2,000 volunteers took part and helped make their local community gardens grow. Read about some of the things that happened and see the photos from across the country. The day was supported by Alys Fowler. See what she has to say here