Growing for the Community

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.

BCG Fresh Produce

Trust Chairman Matthew Power takes a delivery of fresh produce to North Parish Church hall to be made available through the Heart of Braehead food project
Trust Chairman Matthew Power takes a delivery of fresh produce to North Parish Church hall to be made available through the Heart of Braehead food project

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.

Thursday 25th June saw the first harvest wheeled round to North Parish Church hall to be made available through the Heart of Braehead food project.

There were lovely new potatoes, radish, beetroot, tomatoes and lettuce – all freshly picked, full of goodness and very, very local….
A great display of some of the fresh, local produce
We are delighted to be able to contribute to this fantastic community food project.
There are more details and photographs on the Growing for the Community page.

Braehead Pumpkin Festival 2019

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

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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

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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)

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We want to see the best carved pumpkins in Braehead. Open to everybody, there will be prizes in the following categories:

  • Scariest Pumpkin
  • Funniest Pumpkin
  • 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