28 MAY – 23 JULY 2022
Our Free for All events travelled around Scotland in summer 2022, giving away 80,000 free plant plugs to anyone who fancied having a grow.
Free for Alls were Dandelion’s mini-festivals of growing, touring between May and July: from Hawick to Helensburgh, Govan to Leven, Dundee to Inverness.
We gave people everything they needed to get growing - in seed beds and plant-pots, gardens and window boxes. Our friendly Growing Team from Scotland’s Rural College were on hand to help get people started, and novice growers were especially welcome! Each Free for All was hosted by our Flower Singer – at five metres tall, a truly unmissable sight…
Our glowing, growing cubes were seen by 96,000 people on their journey across Scotland.
Two free festivals in Glasgow and Inverness bookended the summer featuring live music, performance, talks, workshops, science and plant giveaways.
468 schools, over 100 Grow Cubes, tonnes of tatties – one big growing experiment.
Dandelion culminated in in over 500 events as part of the largest-ever creative celebration of Harvest staged across Scotland.
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.