Art Gene’s 2019 programme


Calling all explorers, speakers, thinkers, dreamers, artists, activists, ecologists, historians, dog walkers, builders, bus drivers, foodies, families, visitors, locals and lovers of nature and this amazing place…

This is an opportunity to express your views in places of untold potential!



Plant a Tree on Walney

Saturday 16th November

10am – 12pm


It’s the traditional tree planting season. Plant your own tree and help create a place for wildlife.


Come and plant a tree on Walney at our Community Growing Space! With thanks to The Woodland Trust who have provided us with 420 saplings as part of their project to get 1 million people to pledge to plant a tree by 30th November, to help absorb carbon, fight flooding, reduce pollution, nurture wildlife and make landscapes more resilient.

Bring your wellies! Trees, tools and refreshments will be provided.

Isle of Walney Community Growing Space, Mill Lane, Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 3XX 

(opposite the fire station)


  • FREE
  • Drop in
  • Suitable for all ages
  • All tools and equipment provided
  • Refreshments provided
  • Invite family and friends


More about Art Gene’s Allotment Soup project and the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space. 

More about Art Gene’s Re-wilding Barrow project and the Landscape Working Party.


Other Art Gene Events

Allotment Soup Work Days

11am – 3pm, Every second Saturday of the month throughout summer.
Join our community of gardeners on the allotment and work with Hannah Brackston (artist in residence) to learn about resilience, growing your own food and sustainable living. Every second Saturday during summer.

Weekly dates and updates are posted on the public Facebook group Allotment Soup: the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space.

Learn more about Art Gene’s Allotment Soup project.