We planted edible gardens in 13 locations across Scotland – transforming unused land and unexpected places into flourishing growing and event spaces
Dandelion’s Unexpected Gardens stand as living, breathing and growing proof that even the unlikeliest places can blossom and bloom. Springing up in all sorts of surprising spots across Scotland, from the Borders to the Highlands to the Islands, they were spaces to grow – but also places to gather, hosting events, activities, workshops and performances. To find out what went on at each garden, visit the What's On Archive section.
Unexpected Garden: The Drying Green, Greenock
Two free festivals in Glasgow and Inverness bookended the summer featuring live music, performance, talks, workshops, science and plant giveaways.
80,000 free plants were given away by our towering Flower Singer, so that absolutely anyone could give growing a go.
Our glowing, growing cubes were seen by 96,000 people on their journey across Scotland.
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.