Grow & Tell

A new project connecting gardening and creativity, based in the Cheviot Centre courtyard garden!

Wooler Arts has engaged Creative Producer Jodie R. Red who will work in collaboration with artist and producer Gregory Zabaroni, u3a and Wooler Drop-in Centre in the spring and early summer of 2022 to develop a series of creative and fun practical activities. Over the course of the Grow & Tell project these will give the beautiful Cheviot Centre courtyard a new, revamped look!

Jodie is an outdoor artist and award-winning nature-writer who was Artist-in-Residence at Durham University from 2020-2022. She will be inviting other creative practitioners to work alongside her on the project, helping people to find ways to connect nature and creativity. Together with Gregory Zabaroni, she recently created a garden art project at Durham called Garden of Echoes.

Grow & tell PARTY invite

Sowing seeds, identifying weeds & dreaming dreams

The talented (and fellow Hull-born woman!) garden designer Clare Ryan led a gardening basics session for us at the Easter weekend, where a big group of locals tried their hands at sowing seeds and taking cuttings. These skills are so essential for ‘growing your own’, and yet many of us fall into one of two…


Welcome to the Jungle!

Our first little flurry of events has been happening in the last couple of weeks – beginning with our Project Launch day in the garden on 28th March. We’re so grateful to the local people who donated their old garden tools to the centre – and we are still very much accepting donations so if…


All welcome at the Grow & Tell project launch – Monday 28th March, 5.15pm-6.15pm @ Cheviot Centre

If you live in the Glendale area, we’d love to see you there for this launch! All are welcome, just turn up. Plus, don’t forget, if you have any old, tired garden tools to please bring them to donate to the garden! Between March-July 2022, Wooler Arts is running FREE practical & creative activities with…

CALL OUT for garden tools donations!

We are delighted to finally announce the launch of our project based around the Cheviot Centre courtyard garden! The rear courtyard at the Cheviot Centre is an amazing community resource and we’ve got a full programme of events and activities planned to make good use of the space, explore how it can be used to…

What we're planning!

Grow and Tell
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Funded by National Lottery Community Fund and thanks to National Lottery players, Grow & Tell is a project about celebrating ‘growing your own’ in Wooler. In collaboration with local & national nature artists, as well as the Cheviot Centre, u3a & Drop-in centre, we’re planning a series of workshops, talks, coffee mornings, performances & activities that are all about connecting nature & creativity. Wooler is used to our famous countryside being celebrated by locals and visitors, but this project is about bringing things closer to home. It’s about celebrating our gardens, even window boxes! Most of our activities will be FREE to Wooler residents!

The Cheviot Centre courtyard garden is already a beautiful retreat, surrounded by walls, set back from the high street. And handy for the library! By the end of the project, we want to fill the current courtyard with new plants & flowers that have come from local people’s gardens. Plants that mean something to them. Plants that have a story. We’ll also be celebrating the garden as a space for people to gather and enjoy themselves, share stories, be inspired creatively & learn new gardening skills at the same time.