Programme - Dandelion


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Indoor farms and outdoor festivals, alleyway allotments and schoolchildren scientists – Dandelion will be across Scotland this summer. Join us.

The Floating (Unexpected) Garden

From the 21st June our Floating (Unexpected) Garden will tour the Scottish canal network, traveling from Glasgow to Edinburgh before resting in residence at The Kelpies from July to September.

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A barge in a canal with raised beds, growing vegetables.


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Free for Alls

Absolutely everyone can give growing a go this year – free plants will be bestowed by our towering Flower Singer on a tour of Scotland

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Unexpected Gardens

Floating farms, vegetable verges and carpark carrots – Dandelion’s Unexpected Gardens are sprouting all over Scotland.

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Cubes of Perpetual Light

Vertical farms and experiments on the move – discover our glowing growing Cubes as they travel across Scotland.

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Schools Growing Initiative

468 schools, 114 Grow Cubes, tonnes of tatties – welcome to the biggest growing experiment Scotland’s ever seen.

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Heisgeir - Film

Our story begins 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.

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In car parks and in playgrounds, on streets and in squares, this is a Harvest celebration unlike any other.

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Dandelion Festivals

Free weekend-long festivals in Glasgow and Inverness bookend the summer with live music, theatre, plant giveaways, workshops, talks, science and arts.