We are incredibly proud to have supported the development of Greyfriar’s Garden, a Stalled Space Initiative in the Merchant City supported by Glasgow City Council and Scottish Enterprise.
Bringing together communities from the Merchant City, Trongate and the the Drygate area, the garden provides a safe and nurturing space for local residents to commune, socialise, grow their own food and learn about all the aspects of gardening in a raised bed allotment.
With a blossoming wild flower meadow it provides an important green lung to the city supporting biodiversity including bees, wasps, butterflies, rabbits, voles and the occasional fox.
Greyfriars Garden is an oasis in the middle of the city, promoting socialisation within and between communities. It is a calming and nurturing environment that enriches the lives of those involved, those who visit and those who pass by. There are 39 plots and the gardeners used recycled materials to build a wormery and compost container with a number of plot holders enthusiastically undertaking roles and responsibilities from litter clearing, composting, general management of the garden, fundraising and of course our regular barbecues and socials. Local schools have used the garden for their school projects.
We will open our doors during the Merchant City Festival and Doors Open Days weekends. Please pop your head in and say hello if you are passing. We are happy to conduct guided tours for larger groups which we can organise in advance.
Thanks must go to:
– Merchant City & Trongate Communitiy Council
– Drygate & High Street Tenants Association
– Glasgow City Council DRS
– Glasgow City Council Area Committee
– Scottish Enterprise
– ERZ Architects
– Glasgow Wood Recycling
– Babbity Bowster where we hold our meetings
Image credit: Rollmo Design, Alex Reece