Global Gardens Project is a community growing project based in Cardiff. 


Our vision is to create a growing space that supports community-based sharing of food and cultures.  


We have an allotment site where we are cultivating an organic kitchen garden, celebrating crops from around the world.


The crops grown are used in our quarterly community suppers and shared within the local community.


We also have a mobile pizza oven which is available for community events. 



November 7, 2018

This green tomato and apple chutney is one of best things we've tasted here at Global gardens. Our gardener Kai brought it to share at lunch and we were so impressed by how sweet and fruity it was that we had to ask for a recipe. 

1kg Green tomatos 

250g Apples

500g Onions

350ml White vine vinegar

400g the darkest sugar you can get

1 teaspoon pickling spices or mustard corn

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon mixed spices

1 teaspoon pepper corn

Salt t...

September 3, 2018

Everyone knows the best way to eat tomatoes - raw and freshly picked, ideally from your own garden. If you can resist the urge to devour them immediately, maybe you’ve tried them chopped with a sprinkle of salt and a dash of olive oil - a quick and delicious salad.  Here are two more simple recipes that are slightly less common.

Tomato and lemon balm salad

This is a very quick and simple side salad with unexpected flavour combinations. You mig...

August 30, 2018

At the garden, we are growing purple sweet potato in the polytunnel. The main reason to grow sweet potato is for the tubers - or at least that is what we at Global Gardens thought.

During the Food Geographies Planning Change in the City: food futures  workshop at the garden, one of the participants Xin (PhD student, UCL) shared with us that the sweet potato plant offers other delicacies. Xin is from the southern part of Jiangsu province(江苏省)...

August 22, 2018

It’s courgette season and with every courgette I harvest, or get given by some courgette weary folks, I get to try out a new recipe. This is a simple one: it takes only two ingredients - courgette and salt. 

Courgettes have a high water content, which can make it a difficult vegetable to cook with and often the results are somehow unsatisfying. So why not turn this seeming weakness into a strength?

If you’ve ever had a go at fermenting ve...

August 9, 2018

This is a very simple recipe from an ‘Innocent’ smoothie recipe book which I made minor changes to. It’s wonderful for using up harvest that’s coming out about now. This is why it’s very likely you’ve got most of the ingredients growing in your garden or a nearby park. 


2 apples  or 1/2 cup of apple juice

1-2 handfuls of blackberries

2-3 teaspoons of honey

200g of yogurt/vegan yogurt

Lavender for decorating (optional)


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