Unexpected Garden: Fair Growing Green, Dundee - Dandelion
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Unexpected Garden: Fair Growing Green, Dundee

Raised beds in a garden

About

New life is springing up in a place people once met to go bowling: discover vegetables, salad leaves, herbs and flowers unfurling on the former Bowling Green in Dundee’s Fairmuir Park, giving locals and visitors alike a reason to gather once again. A partnership between Dandelion and the University of Dundee, Creative Dundee, Dundee City Council, Friends of Fairmuir with the local community, this edible garden is an opportunity for new growers and budding gardeners to get stuck in, with social spaces for all comers to share food and good company. Inspired by the growers’ almanac, the garden will act as a record of the collective knowledge gained from nurturing the plot, capturing the seasonal rhythms of edible plants and flowers for both people and pollinators. This new site is also a celebration of existing gardens in Dundee, connecting them in a companionable cross-pollination of communities.

Partners

Dates / Locations

28 Apr - 11 Sep 2022 Unexpected Garden: Dundee

Bowling Green,
Fairmuir Park,
17 Fairmuir Street,
Dundee,
DD3 8HU
  • Opening Times
  • Monday 1 - 5 pm
  • Thursday 12 - 7pm
  • Friday 10 - 5pm
  • Saturday 10 - 5pm

Credits

Emerging Creative Producer:
Eilish Victoria
Musician in Residence:
St. Kilda Mailboat (Mark Urban and Claire Gorman)
Creative Ethnologist:
Steve Byrne