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 Dandelion story begins on Heisgeir

Join us to get growing.

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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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Dandelion Festivals

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

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

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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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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.