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
- 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
Blog Unexpected Garden: The Drying Green, Greenock
In My Garden - New song from The Drying Green
Musician in residence for The Drying Green, Pauline Vallance shares the latest piece of musical work from the garden with us.
School pupils get involved in song writing workshops
The Scottish Song Writing Collective who are Musicians in residence at The Drying Green spent a day with pupils at St Patrick’s Primary School to gather ideas for new songs about the Unexpected Garden.