"Graft itself, is a story, about beauty, about enhancing the charm of Swansea, about connections through teamwork and friendship, about giving with a happy heart, not for a moment or a season, but creating a legacy for the community."

Anca Polgar, GRAFT participant

The GRAFT garden is situated in the central courtyard of the National Waterfront Museum in the heart of Swansea. It is a sustainable, organic growing environment, creating an edible landscape to encourage participation and conversation, producing Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs and a beautiful space for both pollinators and visitors to enjoy.

The garden has been created and is being maintained by our team of community participants who meet every Friday. We work with many groups across the city, old and young work alongside each other to learn new skills such as growing, crafts, cooking, beekeeping and woodwork. Here new friendships are formed and confidence is gained.

The Vegetables and honey are used in the Museum Cafe and donated to groups around the city who provide food for those in need. The produce is also used for cooking in our Community Kitchen and for our GRAFT Suppers that are hosted several times per year using our wood fired cob oven, with speakers, music and botanically themed cocktails.

Our beehives are maintained by our resident beekeeper alongside youth groups, and the hives can be observed through the windows in our Bee Exhibition. GRAFT Bach sessions are held once per month for our little under 5 green fingered friends.