Our garden at Make Hamilton is a hive of activity, from buzzy bees to apple trees, and lots of growing fresh produce. Sit amongst nature with a coffee, or volunteer and lend us a hand in the garden!

About our Gardens

When Make took over the Treasury Annexe back in 2019, the outdoor space was neglected and overgrown, formerly named the ‘Millenium Garden’. Our transformation of Make Hamilton also meant transforming the ‘Millenium Garden’ into a thriving and flourishing community garden. 

In 2019 Make ran a crowdfunder ‘Make Hamilton Grow’ to get initial funding to start the garden which was really supported by the local community. Since then Make has been running weekly garden volunteer sessions.  We have many wonderful volunteers (past and present) who have helped us turn this previously unused space into an incredible biodiverse garden to relax, learn, socialise, and enjoy! 

Our community garden sessions run every Friday 11am-1pm,  April – November. We grow a mix of annual & perennial vegetables to support the café, flowers for the bees, and herbs to make teas!

Want to become a garden volunteer?

Download our volunteer handbook.

Garden Volunteer Handbook

A hive of activity

Our wonderful resident bee keeper John currently manages 7 bee hives in the garden at Make Hamilton. They produce our “Hamilton Honey” which can be bought in the café. John also runs seasonal workshops on beekeeping and honey harvesting. Find out more here.

Composting Information

In the Winter of 2021 we set up community compost bays in the garden with Compost Works CIC. The compost bins are used to collect food waste from our on-site cafe, residents, and volunteers to turn into compost for the garden. We have hosted several free “Introduction to Composting” workshops and are also starting to receive food waste from other local businesses. If you live or work locally and would like to join the scheme or are interested in free composting workshops, please contact

Community Compost Scheme

Make CIC is trying to reduce our carbon footprint and create a circular economy wherever possible. One of the ways we do this is by collecting food waste from all our locations to turn into compost to use in our community garden at Make Hamilton. 

At both Make North Docks and Hamilton Square, in partnership with Compost Works CIC we have set up community compost bays that are used to collect food waste from our on-site cafes, residents, volunteers and customers to turn into compost for the garden at Make Hamilton Square. We regularly host free “Introduction to Composting” workshops, which are open to anyone who wants to learn how to compost at home or as part of a community composting scheme.



Nettle Café

Nettle will promote all things wellbeing, Julia is very passionate about holistic health practices and the environment. Nettle want to bring Birkenhead quality food, coffee, and support the local well-being community and farmers!

Nettle will serve only sustainably sourced food and drinks!

The café is open Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, so why not pop in for a cup of tea and slice of cake to enjoy in the beautiful garden seating area. 

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