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Plant NOMA

Plant is a 3 year project that gives you the opportunity to keep your hands dirty through city gardening. In a pioneering approach to urban landscape that moves from low maintenance and uniformity to nurture and variety, NOMA is involving 100’s of community gardeners, urbanists, designers, researchers, artists and, we hope, you.

We have partnered with The National Trust, Princes Trust and Manchester Metropolitan University and a host of local groups to deliver a programme of workshops, talks, projects and planting that explore horticulture through the widest possible lens.

meet Liz, our gardener
Liz Dalby-Webb joined the team in August 2022. Liz brings a wealth of gardening knowledge from her RHS training and a love for house plants and allotment. You may spot her about NOMA broadcasting wildflower seeds or helping the ‘the Locust Gang’ gardening club kids to water their pots.
Plant welcomes MMU’s Unit X students to NOMA
This year we welcome back to NOMA students from MMU as part of the Unit X Project. Bringing together School of Art students from different disciplines to work on live project briefs with partner organisations, this year Unit X will be exploring 'Improvised Boundaries'. Using craft, making and the NOMA development as a studio, students will design, consider and make speculative physical responses to the idea of boundary at NOMA, exploring its meaning in relation to the area’s existing spatial framework.
Evening Gardening Club Every Tuesday April - October 6-8pm in Sadler's Yard.
RHS x PLANT NOMA THE BIG SEED SOW Thursday 30th 12-3pm
Sadler's Yard

We are delighted to host a series of public horticultural workshops throughout the year.

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Bring your team down for a Plant Workshop

If you would like to join us for a special workshop, we’d love to offer you the opportunity to bring your team down and get your hands dirty with us. Get in touch with

For enquiries regarding plant, or anything else happening at NOMA, please get in touch here.

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