Over 200 people passed through the gates of Braehead Community Garden on Sunday for the second annual Spring Fling and Plant Sale. There was lots of home baking, a teddy tombola and families were encouraged to make Easter bonnets, with a parade of the finished creations in the afternoon.
Kids were also able to gets hands on with our small flock of hens and the more daring ones got up close with the garden bee hives. Members gave tours of the garden, the polytunnels and the orchard and encouraged local residents to become members for 2017. With social memberships just £12 and growing memberships just £64, everybody agreed Braehead Community Garden offered great value for money.
Community Development Trust Chairperson Chris Kane said,
“It is great to see the garden coming back to life after the quiet winter months. Community Open Events such as our “Spring Fling” are incredibly important to introduce Braehead Community Garden to new people and potential members. Whether you want to be a beekeeper or just want to enjoy a quiet moment in our orchard, there is something for everybody in our community space. We’ve almost finished our workshop conversion and hope to join the “mens’ shed” movement this year, offering a useful space and woodworking tools for creative men and women. We’re also introducing a ‘market garden’ for members who perhaps don’t have the time to look after their own raised beds; members will grow together and harvest together and we’ll hopefully produce enough to also share with local lunch clubs and other organisations. If you’ve not been to visit and you live within a mile of the garden, get in touch and pop down for a tour.”
If you’re interested in finding out more about membership at Braehead, the email