Grow Devizes

Introducing Grow Devizes: a collaborative weekend of events to help our town grow in nature and community. Various brilliant local organisations are providing activities and opportunities to explore what they do. Grow Devizes will run from 2nd – 5th May, check out the programme below…

Any time that Parnella House is open for one of these events, you can also check out a showcase exhibition from our building-mates White Horse Arts.

Step into style heaven with FearFree’s Fashion Against Fear event! Hosted by the BBC’s Ali Vowles, it’s the ultimate night out for fashion lovers. Sip on complimentary fizz, enjoy a spring style showcase curated by 1st Impressions, Worn, and Spirit Fashion. Plus, win amazing prizes like a dinner at The Pig, Bath! All raising money to support Wiltshire’s domestic abuse charity, FearFree.

Held at Condado Lounge, 42 Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1JG.

An informal social gathering for representatives of all local community organisations to come together and chat about what they do, in order to help each other grow and flourish.

Live music by Chrissy Chapman & Friends. Canapes provided by Devizes Food and Drink Festival. Donation bar – please bring cash.

Held in the garden at DOCA HQ: Parnella House, 23 Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1JQ. If you’d like to attend, complete this form, or email:

A Swap Shop hosted by Sustainable Devizes. Bring along your spare plants, seedlings, tools, gardening books etc. to swap. If you’ve nothing to swap, that’s ok, everything is still free! A free knife and tool sharpening service will also be running, and you can bring along your old plastic plant pots for recycling too.

Also plants for sale from the wonderful Plot 35.

Held in the garden at DOCA HQ: Parnella House, 23 Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1JQ. Free and open to all.

Take to the streets of Devizes on your bike, with other families and show how we need safer cycle routes for children. A fun family-friendly bike. Since it is Star Wars Day, fancy dress is encouraged. May the 4th be with you!

Setting off from Devizes Market Place at 11am. All wheels welcome. All children must be supervised.

Enjoy busking and other free musical entertainment whilst you peruse local produce at the monthly Farmer’s Market.

A free drop-in workshop hosted by Devizes in Bloom. Let’s paint the town with wildflowers! Come along, make your own seedbomb, and help our pollinators thrive.

Held at Hillworth Park, Devizes, SN10 5HR.

Join folklorist and Engagement Officer for Wiltshire Museum, Claire Slack, for a casual stroll along the accessible Kennet and Avon Canal path in Devizes exploring the folklore and cultural heritage of some of the plants and trees we’ll find along the way.

This free one-hour walk will take you through myths and legends, folk medicine, wild food, customs and traditions from around the world, and even a witch’s spell or two, without leaving Devizes.

The walks are free, but booking is essential. Book online at tinyurl.com/devizesplantfolklorewalk

Explore the possibility of growing your own veg as you discover all the wonderful facilities at Windsor Drive Allotments. All welcome. Drop in from 2pm.

Held at Windsor Drive Allotments, Devizes, SN10 3BA.

A social to celebrate our wonderful DOCA volunteers and a chance for everyone to catch up with each other. We also welcome anyone who would like to find out more about becoming a Festival Maker. Bring & Share food and drink, if anyone would like to bring and operate a BBQ, please get in touch!

Held in the garden at DOCA HQ: Parnella House, 23 Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1JQ. All welcome. Contact with any questions.

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