St John’s Gardens
A formal, pocket park situated at the end of the long terrace of houses that run along the start of the main Dorchester Road, known as St John’s Terrace, past St John’s Church and opposite Weymouth Community Hospital.
St John’s Gardens contain several grassed areas, herbaceous borders and rose beds.
Weymouth Town Council worked in partnership with Litterfree Dorset and Green Fingers group in making St John’s Garden a place where everyone can go and enjoy a safe space. This was launched in October 2023 with an accessible growing space created, where delicious veggies and herbs will be grown, for their members and the wider community to enjoy.
Green Fingers Group
A small group of volunteers working on gardening projects in the Weymouth area. Growing incredible edibles and learning new skills whilst making new community connections.
The Green Fingers Group has successfully applied for funding from the Pocket Parks Grant Scheme. They will work in partnership with Weymouth Town Council to encourage local people to have pride and take care of their local garden whilst helping to break down barriers between older and younger people.
The project will help increase social inclusion, encourage horticulture skillset sharing, improve health and wellbeing, and, by working with local schools, introduce an art area.
For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Siobhán Davis on tel. 01305 269214.
The garden is wheelchair accessible and level throughout.
On-street car parking.
35-39 Dorchester Road, Weymouth, DT4 7JR.