Grow-a-Planter Project in Levenshulme

Levenshulme Community Association Manchester City Council - CASH Grant Logo

Levenshulme Community Association have been awarded a CASH grant from Manchester City Council to create decorated planters for around the local area.

You can follow the progress of the project here, as well as find more information on their website:

If you or a group you are invovled with would like to be part of a workshop (or would like to run one where you meet) please get in touch via the contact page.

Progress So Far...

SAMS-art gallery - Levenshulme Planters

July 2012 - Summer Holiday Painting Workshops

Now we have lots of busy things out the way like the Jubilee celebrations, the first Saturday market day in Levenshulme and the Olympic Torch we can get concentrating on finishing off our lovely planters! Hopefully the weather will be kind to us so we can going outdoors to paint.

We are organisings lots of arty-workshop days at the different venues over the summer hols. We will be at the various venues for the whole day - so you can stay with us for as long or as little time as you like. We will be painting, so if you are coming down especially it might be best to wear so old clothes, just in case you splash any paint around!

We will be doing the workshops 10.00 - 4.00pm on Mondays and Tuesdays.
So come along to help out! All materials and equipment will be provided, and it's free!
See below for more information of when and where ...
Or download the latest poster of painting workshops (1.5 MB)

May 2012 - More workshops are to be organised soon
- watch this space for when they are!

Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far. We now have lots of brilliant designs and we've taken all the ideas, thoughts and drawings together to put together for the overall end planters.

We are just now getting all the materials, paints and wood together to make the planters ready for everyone to decorate in the next few weeks.

Planter Project

Watch this space and the noticeboards around Levenshulme to find out when the next "Making and Growing" workshops are!

We also need your help!
We would really like to have some form of written word, poetry, stories - anything about growing, cooking, planting etc. If you have any ideas, please get in touch!

March 2012 - Designing Workshops
We need your ideas!

Planter Project
Download a poster of the latest workshops. Please share with family, friends, neighbours - everyone!
Levenshulme Planter Poster - 1.5MB

Workshops and Events

There are going to be 4 sites for the planters and we need as many people the get involved as possible. Check below when and where the workshops are going to be taking place.

Everyone is invited to all the session. We need ideas about what edible plants can be grown in Levenshulme, recipes, plants from the local area, animals - anything!

POD Deli - Planter Project


POD Deli
30 Albert Road
M19 2FP


Making and Painting
Monday 13th August - 10.00 - 4.00pm
• Tuesday 14th August 10.00 - 4.00pm

POD Deli - Planter Project

•Tuesday 14th February - 11.00am
• Monday 2nd April - 11.00am
• Tuesday 10th April - 3.00pm

Antiques Village - Planter Project

Anitques Village

Levenshulme Antiques Village
965 Stockport Road
M19 3NP


Making and Painting
Monday 23rd July - 10.00 - 4.00pm
• Tuesday 31st July - 10.00 - 4.00pm

Antiques Village - Planter Project

• Tuesday 27th March - 11.00am
• Thursday 5th April - 11.00am
• Friday 13th April - 6.00pm
at Levenshulme Youth Club
Levenshulme Baptist Church

Inspire - Planter Project


Inspire Centre
747 Stockport Road
M19 3AR


Making and Painting
Thursday 2nd August 10.00 - 12.00pm
• Monday 6th August - 10.00 - 4.00pm

Inspire - Planter Project

• Thursday 1st March - 3.30pm
• Monday 2nd April - 3.00pm
• Thursday 12th April - 3.00pm
• Monday 16th April - 11.00am

Trove - Planter Project


1032 Stockport Road
M19 3EX


Making and Painting
• Tuesday 26th June - 3.45pm
Tuesday 24th July 10.00 - 4.00pm
• Tuesday 7th August 10.00 - 4.00pm

Trove - Planter Project

• Tuesday 3rd April - 11.00am
• Tuesday 10th April - 11.00am
• Tuesday 30th May - 2.00pm


Thanks to....

Here are some of the local businesses and other organisations that have been involved or have been used for this project. - Community Repaint