- The site is located just outside the village of Cilcain, 15 minutes from Mold and within the Clwydian Range AONB.
- The site covers over three acres of south facing slopes with established hedges and mature trees on three sides and a stream on the fourth which provides our irrigation.
- There is a beautiful collection of ancient broad-leaf trees, with plenty of space for woodland crafts, coppicing and managing woodland.
- We have planted a willow coppice to supply stems for weaving and supports and have built our very own ‘wiki leaks’ – our on-site comfort station!
- The site is a focus for our social activities, recreation and learning opportunities.
- We have beehives on site which provide honey for members and pollinate our crops.
- A wide selection of flowers is grown both for cutting and for wildlife.
- We have two sheds which provide shelter and storage.
- All our crops are grown to organic principles.
- We grow all the familiar field veg crops and a variety of bush and tree fruits.
- We also trial new and unusual crops for introduction to the main supply if we like them.
- We have on-site compost production and always try to use the resources available to us before buying anything in.
The site is close to Cilcain village and has wonderful views of the surrounding hills. The stream provides a cooling babble as background to the gardening and supplies our water for the crops. There are lovely walks nearby if you want to ramble.
Cilcain site is beautiful but please be aware there is a short walk from parking to site over fairly rough ground and down a slope.
Please contact the Cilcain site manager for directions to the site
Access times and contact details
- Cilcain Garden Workdays are every Tuesday from about 10.00 am. Usually a Friday and sometimes a weekend day as well.
- We always welcome new members, so if you are interested, please contact the Cilcain Site Manager to arrange to come and have an informal chat and a tour of the site.
In a last ditch attempt to convince us that marrows can be tasty and to stop us leaving them languishing unloved and unwanted, Pam cooked up a marrow feast for the Cilcain regulars. We had … Read more
Mowing, raking and scarifying a grassy patch ready for sowing a mixed wildflower meadow at Cilcain
The scouts will soon realise their ideas for building some splendid compost bays at our Cilcain site. The first phase will be completed before they all go off on their summer holidays. They were given … Read more
A great three days on site completing many jobs which were becoming urgent. There were 16 members helping out at different times over the 3 days. The jobs included erecting 2 brassica cages, mowing and … Read more
Open Days are an opportunity for you to come along, grab a cuppa and a piece of cake while you find out what we’re all about! Have a look round the gardens and chat to … Read more
Here at FlintShare we have all levels of knowledge and skills. These seedlings are beautifully grown by long standing member and grower Peter Rogers. They are at the perfect point for planting out and are … Read more