We offer a range of consultancy, design and build services. MUD have a team of skilled designers, builders and gardeners that have worked on 21 public and community gardens since 2019 and have won a Silver Gilt medal at RHS Tatton, The RHS Britain in Bloom Pride of Manchester award and a level 5 Outstanding rating for Platt Fields Market Garden. We specialise in gardens that have food growing and community at their core.
MUD can advise on everything you need to start your own growing project. We have developed gardens in public parks, community centres, church grounds and within schools including The East Manchester Academy, Dean Trust Ardwick and Ashbury Meadows Primary. We have helped a range of other grassroots organisations set up their own growing spaces.
Consultancy services we offer:
Setting up a community garden
Setting up a CIC
MUD specialise in designing gardens for growing food with the community. Our team includes people with experience and backgrounds in horticulture, garden design, graphic design, illustration, landscaping and construction. We can provide illustrations, plans and even brand your community growing project.
Have a look through our projects below to see our work. MUD tailor designs to suit your needs and budget. We can also include design as part of a build quote.
MUD were asked to reimagine the gardens surrounding Platt Hall using the costume collection and history of the building as inspiration. The designs have since been developed and implemented by our very own Dan Thompson and a team of dedicated volunteers. We hope to see the gardens develop over the coming years.
The Landing was designed and initially built in partnership between MUD and Where The Light Gets In (WTLGI). MUD also delivered a branding workshop with all the staff of WTLGI to realise the name and logo for the project. Management and growing of the space was taken over by a dedicated WTLGI grower, Nick, and MUD still run workshops there from time to time and help recruit volunteers.