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Offshoots is now a thriving community garden and training centre in the heart of Towneley Park, Burnley.

Offshoots is a unique site in Towneley Park in Burnley, a thriving 1 acre organic fruit and vegetable garden boasting 5 different forms of eco friendly building that are renewably powered. There is also a kiln for charcoal making, wildlife pond and reed bed, tree nursery, backyard demonstration and beekeeping.

Offshoots is Newground's environmental education base located in the heart of Towneley Park, in Burnley. A thriving place to visit we have on site eco-friendly buildings that are powered by renewable energy, organic vegetable production, beekeeping, forest garden, a wildlife pond and reed bed, charcoal kiln and a backyard garden demonstration area!

Come and visit Offshoots either as part of a educational visit or as a volunteer. We welcome you all!

The garden is free and Winter/Spring opening hours are: 

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday: 10am - 4pm

Thursday: 10am - 4pm

Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Sunday: Closed

If making a special trip to visit us at Offshoots please get in touch first as occasionally it is necessary to close the site at late notice due to work on site.


Volunteer opportunities are available midweek depending on our capacity. We have many volunteers who come regularly to Offshoots. We have a weekly volunteer day on a Wednesday where people can get involved and meet other volunteers.

If you are interested in Permaculture, gardening, beekeeping or any of our projects and would like to give some of your time, skills and enthusiasm, please contact us to discuss opportunities.

For more information call 01254 265163 or email

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