Unexpected Garden: The Drying Green, Greenock - Dandelion
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Unexpected Garden: The Drying Green, Greenock


RIG Arts transformed a space behind South West Library in Greenock. From an unused scrub site, The Drying Green became a shared space for nurturing plants and stories. Named after the communal laundry areas shared by tenement buildings throughout Scotland – the places where communities grew close through games, leisure and shared childcare. Instead of clothes pegs and washing lines, we watched tendrils and vines unfurl next to new public sculptures, and created a community mosaic. This is a plot where people grow their own produce and swap ideas, a story-growing garden that hosts special events and community activities open to everyone.


Dates / Locations

28 Apr - 11 Sep 2022 Unexpected Garden: The Drying Green - A Story Growing Garden

159 Inverkip Road,
PA16 9HG
  • Opening Times
  • Monday All day
  • Tuesday All day
  • Wednesday All day
  • Thursday All day
  • Friday All day
  • Saturday All day
  • Sunday All day


Emerging Creative Producer:
Christiana Bissett
Musician in Residence:
The Songwriters Collective, Shelagh McKay Jones, Robert Harrison, Pauline Vallance
Creative Ethnologist:
Gary West