Coventry University’s Edible Garden

Phil in the garden
University news / Student news

Friday 03 May 2019

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Gemma Boden
024 7765 7715

It’s National Gardening Week and with this year’s theme being Edible Britain it might be time to consider paying a visit to Coventry University’s very own edible garden.

Located between The Hub and the George Elliot buildings just off Cox Street in Coventry, the Edible Garden is open to students, staff and the general public who are welcome to harvest the fruit and vegetables as they become ripe.

The garden was built to transform an underused part of the University grounds and now boasts nectar rich plants as well as recognisable and less common vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers.

My team work hard to create an amazing space for students, staff and visitors to enjoy.  

The edible campus has proved to be a great success in engaging people from different walks of life and giving them the opportunity to learn more about growing fruit and vegetables and to take home some fresh produce.

Jamie Whitehouse, Head of Grounds and Public Realm at Coventry University

Since its creation ten years ago, the garden has evolved over the years and was doubled in size after proving popular with locals. The garden received national recognition in 2016 by winning the prestigious Green Flag Award from leading environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.

For further press information, please contact Gemma Boden, Senior Content Officer, Coventry University, on 024 7765 7715 or email