A Garden of Sanctuary is a garden that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for those seeking sanctuary, which includes refugees and asylum seekers. A Garden of Sanctuary embeds policies and practices that ensure that everyone is treated as equal, valued members of the community, and actively welcomes sanctuary seekers to be part of their space. We were delighted to recognise Horton Community Farm as a Garden of Sanctuary in 2022.
Building on this momentum, there is now a network of gardens and green spaces committed to welcoming sanctuary seekers. The group currently consists of seven founding members:
- Northcliffe Allotment Society
- Horton Community Farm
- West End Centre
- BEES Conservation Group
- Bradford Refugee Allotment
- Wibsey Community Gardens
- SHINE Gardening Club
All the gardens involved are committed to working with sanctuary seekers and sharing good practice, supporting each other in the process.