St Mary's Green Garden
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This garden was created by the City of Ely and District Horticultural Society during the 1980s in cooperation with East Cambridgeshire District Council. It is much admired by visitors and residents but very few realise it is not maintained by 'The Council'. This garden has always been looked after by volunteers from the Society, with replanting twice a year. The Horticultural Society merged with the Ely Allotments Association in 2018, and will continue this service to the local community.
The rota can always use some extra help, and we would love to hear from anyone interested via the Contact Us page on this website.
As part of the events marking the centenary of the end of WW1 the City of Ely Council erected a permanent beacon on St Mary's Green. This addition to Ely's street scene is in the garden and provides a striking feature. It was lit for the first time on Sunday 11th November 2018.
Have you spotted the resident gnome who appeared in the garden over a Bank Holiday weekend in 2017? This cheerful gardener has remained as a permanent supervisor ever since.
Look out for him in the photo below.