Unexpected Garden: Rich, Rich Soil - Hawick - Dandelion
Dandelion / Programme

Unexpected Garden: Rich, Rich Soil - Hawick

A closeup of a pair of hands picking off petals from a dandelion flower. One finger is adorned with a decorative ring bearing three tumbled gemstones. The fingernails are painted red. The background shows a pile of yellow petals.


Working in partnership with community gardens in Hawick, Alchemy Film & Arts produced a series of events and projects around themes of gardening, growing, food and film.

Our supper club project, Tea Time, organised in collaboration with Burnfoot Community Hub, gave attendees ideas about how to create a meal using vegetables and herbs which are grown in the community garden.

As a fairly new growing site, Hawick's Community Food Garden worked on ways in which to make the garden more inviting and visually appealing. This included a mural project involving young people who submitted their dream garden designs, acting as inspiration for the artist who painted the mural design.

An integral part of our approach is to incorporate a filmic element, and events included film screenings in relation to themes of gardening, growing, food and community.


Dates / Locations

28 Apr - 11 Sep 2022 Unexpected Garden: Hawick

Hawick Community Garden, 50 High Street, Hawick, TD9 9EE


Emerging Creative Producer :
Luna Issa
Musician in Residence :
Miwa Nagato-Apthorp
Creative Ethnologist :
Steve Byrne