This is Dandelion
Combining growing, science, art and music. With Dandelion absolutely anything goes grows.
Something different has taken root
In 2022 Dandelion inspired a nation to Sow, Grow and Share. Our creative programme started on the island of Heisgeir and spread to towns, cities and villages across Scotland. Over 589,000 people participated in events and activities, including two festivals of music and growing in Glasgow and Inverness. Working with our partners we turned unused areas of land into 12 Unexpected Gardens, gave away 80,000 edible plant plugs and worked with 468 schools. Dandelion culminated in over 500 events as part of the largest-ever creative celebration of Harvest staged across Scotland.
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This was Dandelion 2022!
Across the growing season, we have been encouraging people to Sow, Grow and Share and what a time we had doing it. Over 589,000 of you took part in our live events and activities programme all across Scotland.
Explore The Town is the Menu
What would your town - or street, school, or community look like on a plate? Read what our Unexpected Gardens came up with.
Dandelion culminated in in over 500 events as part of the largest-ever creative celebration of Harvest staged across Scotland.
Two free festivals in Glasgow and Inverness bookended the summer featuring live music, performance, talks, workshops, science and plant giveaways.
Cubes of Perpetual Light
Our glowing, growing cubes were seen by 96,000 people on their journey across Scotland.
Schools Growing Initiative
468 schools, over 100 Grow Cubes, tonnes of tatties – one big growing experiment.
Heisgeir - Film
Our story began with our launch film in April 2022 – not in the city, a town or even a farm, but on a tiny island in the very far north-west of Scotland.
Free for Alls
80,000 free plants were given away by our towering Flower Singer, so that absolutely anyone could give growing a go.