Cow Green Community Garden was the first of the community gardens, created in 2002 with the help of many volunteers. The paths, huge water tanks and railings were installed and over 100 woodland trees and willows were donated and planted in the woodland area.
It is completely managed and gardened by a group of dedicated volunteers, with a vegetable plot & ponds with frogs and other wild life. Their aim is to create a wonderful green natural space in the centre of Ilfracombe to ensure everyone has access to a garden. It is well used and loved, especially by children and the people who live near by.
There is a robust group of six volunteers who meet every Friday between 10am and 12 noon and there are additional volunteers they can call on for difficult jobs.