The Floating Garden - Dandelion
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The Floating Garden

Image of the floating garden in a waterway. There is a big, colourful structure at on a green canalboat. A banner says: Dandelion. The landscape in the background is lush and filled with greenery,

About

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. It’s made up of three elements one a barge from Scottish Canals converted in to a floating allotment, complete with a polytunnel, shed raised beds and a cube of perpetual light. The second a performance stage home to a huge flower puppet. The third an eco garden drawing sustenance from the canal and in the process cleaning the water and feeding the plants. During the tour the floating gardens will be joined by other vessels from the boating community decorated to create a flotilla of floating gardens that will stop at ten communities. At each the flower puppet will come alive holding a performance of harvest songs with locals receiving hundreds of grow-your-own starter kits for anything from potatoes to lemon balm. The Floating Garden will pass through Bishopbriggs, Kirkintilloch, Auchinstarry,Linlithgow, Broxburn, Ratho and Edinburgh before docking at the Helix, Falkirk. Once at The Kelpies, there will be a series of events through the summer culminating in a joyful Harvest in early September.

Partners

Dates / Locations

21 Jun 2022 Lambhill Stables

Lambhill Stables Cafe & Kitchen
11 Canal Bank North,
Glasgow
G22 6RD
  • Opening Times
  • Tuesday 1pm

21 Jun 2022 Cadder Bridge, Bishopbriggs

Cadder Bridge
Bishopbriggs
Glasgow
G64 3QA
(near Cadder Wharf, NCR754)
  • Opening Times
  • Tuesday 5-7pm

22 Jun 2022 Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch

Southbank Marina,
Kirkintilloch,
Glasgow,
G66 1TJ

23 Jun 2022 Auchinstarry Marina, Kilsyth

Auchinstarry Marina,
Kilsyth,
Auchinstarry,
Glasgow,
G65 9SG
  • Opening Times
  • Thursday 5 - 7pm

27 Jun 2022 Reddingmuirhead, Polmont

Canalside Drive,
Reddingmuirhead,
Polmont,
FK2 0GS

28 Jun 2022 Canal Centre, Linlithgow

Canal Centre,
Manse Rd,
Linlithgow,
EH49 6AJ

29 Jun 2022 Port Buchan, Broxburn

Port Buchan, Broxburn
EH52 6HN

30 Jun 2022 Ronny Rusack Bridge, Ratho

Ratho,
Newbridge
EH28 8RA

1 Jul 2022 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh Central

Leamington Rd,
Edinburgh
EH3 9PD

9 Jul - 11 Sep 2022 The Floating Garden: The Kelpies

Visitor Centre,
The Helix,
Falkirk
FK2 7ZT

Credits

Creative Producer:
Iain Withers
Musician in Residence:
Cat and Colin Train
Creative Ethnologist:
Steve Byrne