Woodlands Community Garden has been built by the community for the community. Since 2010 we have transformed a derelict gap site into a thriving 'outdoor community centre', that is used to grow a community as well as growing food. We are based at 91-10 West Princes Street, G4 9BY - lying between Great Western Road and Woodlands Road, very close to St Georges Cross Underground.
Around a third of the garden is dedicated to raised beds giving local people the chance to growing their own veg, herbs and fruit in a friendly and supportive environmnet. The rest of the garden is a shared resource, with the garden being designed to accommodate social, cultural and environmental activities. We have a meeting hub made from recycled wood pallets that includes an outdoor stage and areas dedicated encouraging wildlife and bio-diversity. The garden relies on volunteers for its upkeep and maintenace and you can volunteer with us even if you have no previous gardening experience, simply by coming along to one of our communal gardening sessions on a Wednesday or Sunday. You will be guaranteed a friendly welcome.
Over the last 3 years we have hosted a wide range of arts events, including Harvest Festivals and artist in residencies, and in 2012 we were recognised by the List Magazines as one of Scotlands Hot 100 Cultural Achievers, not bad for a wee community project. We have placed respect for the environment at the heart of everything we do, and funding from the Climate Challenge Fund from 2010-2012 helped us to make Woodlands that little bit greener through a host of carbon reducing activities. In May 2012 Glasgow Evening Times recognised the garden as being Glasgow's best Environmental Initiative in their Streets Ahead Awards.
New for 2013 is our Bio-diverse project, working to reconnect people to nature through a programme of walks, talks, nature clubs and much more besides. Check out our Bio-diverse pages for more info.
Woodlands Community Garden is managed by Woodlands Community Development Trust (WCDT), a charity working for the improvement and regeneration of the Woodlands area of Glasgow. WCDT volunteer board of trustees is made up of local residents and you can read more about what WCDT get up to at www.woodlandscommunity.org.uk. Our current funders include Scottish Natural Heritage, Glasgow City Council and Awards for All.