3 Aug 2022
Join Dandelion’s Cubes Bike Tour across Scotland this summer.
The Cubes will make a stop at Burnfoot Community hub at 12:00 - 12:45, then continue on their journey through Hawick, to finish with a stop at Hawick Museum at 16:00 - 17:00.
A touring fleet of cargo bikes displaying our growing cubes – miniature vertical farms – will travel the Highlands and Lowlands throughout August. Four custom-made, electrically assisted bikes – each carrying a cube - will visit ten towns and cities, stopping at school playgrounds, green spaces, Unexpected Gardens and town centres, encouraging everyone to sow, grow and share food, but also music, knowledge and ideas. We’ll be giving away free seed packets so that everyone can grow their own herbs at home, and find out more about our Harvest celebrations in September.
At each stop, the cubes will play music specially commissioned for Dandelion by Scottish and international artists, including Vendanth Bhardawaj, Arooj Aftab & Maeve Gilchrist, Fergus McCreadie, Ravi Bandhu, Trio Da Kali, and amiina & Kathleen MacInnes. Featuring programmable, immersive lighting integrated with quadraphonic speaker systems designed to best showcase the new music playing from the cubes.
Burnfoot Community Hub 3 Aug 2022, 12:00 pm till 12:45 pm
Burnfoot Community Futures is a Charity based in Burnfoot, Hawick. Their aim is to improve the well-being, quality of life and opportunities of the people of Burnfoot. The Community Garden at Burnfoot Community Hub was set up with funding through the Climate Challenge Fund.
There is The Hub is wheelchair accessible. There is step free access to the entrance.
The building has accessible toilets.
There is on street parking adjacent to the Hub. Blue Badge holder can park on a single yellow line.
Burnfoot Community Hub89 Burnfoot Rd, Hawick TD9 8EJ
The Walled Garden, Wilton Lodge Park 3 Aug 2022, 16:00 pm till 17:00 pm
The Walled Garden is home to a Community Garden where fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs are grown organically by and for the community who volunteer.
The garden is part of Wilton Lodge Park which provides
a range of facilities typical of a traditional public park, including a popular café as well as access to public toilets that are both accessible and have access to baby changing facilities. With its long boundary along the River Teviot and valleyside landform, the park is located a 3-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the town centre. The park is nestled close to the Hawick Museum and the beautiful Hawick Walled Garden.
Due to the rural location of Hawick, it is unfortunately not serviced by a Train Station, but many bus routes lead into Hawick from its surrounding hinterland that includes many small settlements and villages, which is serviced by Borders Buses X95 that drops at Lidl in Hawick, which is opposite Hawick High School. From here it is a 1min walk to the park.
There are public toilets with access to accessible toilets and baby change facilities at the Pavilion Cafe,
If driving, there is ample free, on street parking available on surrounding streets to the park with good level access. As always, we encourage everyone, if possible, and especially if local, to leave the car at home and use active travel and arrive by foot, bike, or scoot.
There is plenty of free disabled parking available also in nearby streets at by the gated entrance. Anyone displaying a valid blue badge may park in a ‘limited waiting’ bay without time restriction. Anyone displaying a valid blue badge can park in any marked disabled bay.
Access to the Free for All site is level and the space is a mixture of paved and grass. The park has seating benches and many areas around the park to explore with all the family.
Assistance dogs are welcome and fresh drinking water will be provided.
There are several quiet and safe spaces within the Park
The Walled Garden, Wilton Lodge ParkThe Walled Garden, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick TD9 7JJ