We welcomed almost 300 people through the gates, many visiting for the first time.
Our growing team have been busy for several months preparing for the day, and had a wonderful selection of vegetable, fruit and flowering plants for sale. Also on offer, were a variety of goods from our craft team and some home baking from members served with tea, coffee and soft drinks.
After a cloudy start, the sun came out and the temperatures rose.
Thanks to all of the garden volunteers who helped us to raise almost £1,500.
Don’t worry if you missed the sale. There are still lots of plants available to buy in polytunnel 1.
Preparing for the Plant Sale
Our Growing Team have been busy through the spring and now you can see the fruits of their labours.
All sorts of fruit, vegetable and flower plants will be available.
Braehead, Broomridge and District Community Development Trust (BBDCDT) have been a community anchor working with Stirling Council to reach people who have needed help with shopping, prescription collection etc during the Covid-19 restrictions.
Leading on from this was the decision to use all available raised beds at the Community Garden to grow fresh fruit and veg to share with garden members, volunteers and the wider community.
A much reduced but dedicated team of Braehead Community Garden members have prepared, planted and tended raised beds with fruit and vegetables to share.
On Saturday 26th October 2019, Braehead Community Garden will be holding its third Pumpkin Festival – and you and your family are invited to join in the fun.
Pumpkin Carving. 11am-1pm
Bring your pumpkin along to the Community Garden Polytunnels where we’ll have carving kits and lots of ideas for great designs.
The event is FREE for Garden Access Pass holders and their children, £2 for non-members. Don’t forget to bring your own pumpkin!
Children must be accompanied.
Pumpkin Cooking Demonstration. 1.30pm-2.30pm
Ever wondered what you can do with the leftover pumpkin from a carving session? Bring it all in a bag and we’ll show you how to make some delicious recipes. Places are limited, so please book in advance via
Entries Accepted for Braehead Carved Pumpkin Show (1.30pm and 3pm)
We want to see the best carved pumpkins in Braehead. Open to everybody, there will be prizes in the following categories:
Most artistic pumpkin
Best Pumpkin that references a movie
Best Pumpkin carved by a (supervised) child under 6 years old
Best Pumpkin carved by a (supervised) 7-10 year old child
Best Pumpkin carved by a (supervised) over 10 year old child
Best carving by an adult
The winners will be announced and on display at the lantern festival.
Pumpkin Lantern Display. 5.30pm-7.30pm
All of the entries to our pumpkin carving competition will light up the darkness at the Community Garden – come and see the spooky display!
ENTRY OPEN TO ALL. Outside if dry, in the polytunnel if raining.
Tea, coffee and hot chocolate, dookin’ for apples, hot dogs and candy floss
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