About us

Growing Redhill is a community-led gardening group. We are run solely by volunteers. We help local people to get into gardening. We support our members with tools and space to develop their growing skills.

We have a decade of experience in helping local people to 'grow their own'. Our objectives are:

  • To promote the gardening interests of our members
  • To pass on gardening knowledge
  • To use wildlife friendly methods of gardening
  • To enable individuals and groups, for example schools in the local community, to participate in gardening activities.
We operate in Redhill and the surrounding areas. We maintain the flower planters at Merstham Station and have a formal partnership with Govia Thameslink Railway there.

                                                                Our station partnership with Southern gets underway in 2017

We work in partnership with local organisations. Our funding comes from our members, book sales at Merstham Station, donations and grant-giving organisations.

Growing Redhill was originally established on 2007/8 as a spin-off project by Sustainable Redhill, which later became Transition Redhill. It is now a stand alone venture, with its own constitution.

All our events and activities are featured on our home page. 

Are you ready to take on an allotment? There are allotment vacancies available now. Visit

www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/allotments Tel: 01737 276000 Email allotments@reigate-banstead.gov.uk If you’d like to learn how to tend an allotment from an experienced grower on allotments on the Redhill-Reigate border, before taking on one of your own, please contact Gina via secretary@growingredhill.co.uk

Please check the website www.growingredhill.co.uk on the day for any

changes to arrangements before travelling to any events.

                                                                        Veronica with one of our stunning station plant displays

Previous acccolades:

Surrey Horticultural Federation quiz cup - defending our title on 29 October 2017

Debbie and Patricia won the quiz trophy in November 2016. Would you like to join our quiz team? The next quiz is in October or November 2019. All questions are multiple choice. A lift may be available from the Redhill area.

Reigate & Banstead Mayor's Certificate of Recognition 2017

Debbie and Gina were invited to Reigate Town Hall on 6 March. The Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, David Powell, gave them a certificate of recognition. It was for their contribution to Reigate & Banstead’s Heritage Open Days. They had put on an evening at Gatton Hall for over 40 people. Debbie gave her popular talk ‘The joys of gardening in East Surrey…’ and Gina put on a vintage postcard display and stalls about local gardening groups.

Reigate & Banstead Mayor's Volunteer Awards 2015

We won an award for our volunteer team! The awards seek to celebrate the role of the voluntary sector in serving the borough and its residents. They reward those who volunteer their time and show commitment to helping others.

Heart of the Community Award 2013

We were shortlisted! The aim of this campaign is to recognise and reward local non-profit making groups for the outstanding work and contribution they make within our communities every day.  We were one of only seven environment groups shortlisted in Surrey.