Hollybush Conservation Centre’s refurbished community café and gardens in Kirkstall will be opening for the first time in more than a year.
After being closed during lockdown, the café has now undergone a full refurbishment and is introducing Sunday opening to increase accessibility to the wider community who may not be able to visit during the week.
The café will be selling drinks and snacks, including homemade cake, as well as plants grown on site, woodwork items, gifts and cards, all produced by Hollybush Learning Disability Project and other dedicated volunteers.
It will be opening on Sundays from 11am to 3pm.
The extensive Hollybush gardens will also be open to the public, with access from the canal, and pushchairs, dogs on leads and muddy boots are all very welcome!
In future weeks, family-friendly conservation activities and adult learning courses will be held on Sundays to coincide with the café opening times.
Centre manager Caroline Crossley said:
“We are really excited to be re-opening the Hollybush Community Cafe, which has undergone a fabulous refurbishment during lockdown as part of an extensive renovation of the Hollybush Centre and gardens. This has been thanks to the kind support of the Veolia Environmental Trust, Wates, National Grid, Leeds Civic Trust, RE Chadwick, Brotherton and Annie Guthrie Trusts, to whom we are very grateful. The cafe is such an important part of the local community, supporting the inclusion and development of our many volunteers and enabling us to share our vital work with people and green spaces at Hollybush. We are really looking forward to seeing you all soon!“
Hollybush is a popular conservation centre on Broad Lane in Kirkstall, which has been run by the Conservation Volunteers for over 40 years. The Conservation Volunteers are a national charity bringing people together to create, improve and care for the green spaces that form a vital part of healthy, happy communities.