Unexpected Garden: Govan, Glasgow - Dandelion
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Unexpected Garden: Govan, Glasgow

A group of gardeners outside in front of a brick building sitting and standing holding gardening equipment

About

Govan’s Unexpected Garden transforms a former timber storage facility, backing onto the Fairley Street workshop of GalGael.

At the heart of the garden is The Govan Dozen; thirteen timber posts in a henge that create space for fires and feasts. There’s an upcycled and upturned wooden boat transformed into a welfare cabin and tool shed. An outdoor kitchen will support the rediscovery of traditional preserving techniques and explore the creation of herbal remedies. In these social spaces, neighbours and visitors alike can come together and enjoy the things that matter most in life: food, and good company.

GalGael are a community who work together on demanding common tasks and stand in solidarity with those experiencing the profoundest effects of wealth inequality. Together, they’ll be digging alongside Tenement Veg, a working co-operative based in Glasgow’s Southside that grows and shares vegetables within communities. Their garden will cultivate local resilience in ways that are both regenerative and restorative for individuals and the wider community.

GalGael's Unexpected Garden will be closed on Rangers Home Game Match days and at times when Orange Walks are scheduled.

Partners

Dates / Locations

28 Apr - 11 Sep 2022 Unexpected Garden: Govan

26 Ibrox Terrace
Glasgow
G51 2TB
  • Opening Times
  • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
  • Thursday 10am - 8pm
  • Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm

Credits

Creative Ethnologist:
Mairi McFadyen
Musician in Residence:
Pàdruig Morrison