Braehead Community Garden is the Big Lottery funded project situated on the green space between Broom Road and the railway. It is a great place to spend time watching the different aspects of the growing season in the company of your friends and neighbours. You can also grow your own tasty, fresh, locally produced fruit and vegetables in your own raised bed.
A BBCDT GARDEN ACCESS pass is £12 per year and gives independent access to the community garden and all events and classes. You can then hire a raised bed for £52 per year to grow fresh, delicious and local fruit and vegetables.
There are a limited number of raised beds available to hire on a first come first served basis – once they are all taken, a waiting list will be established. SECURE YOUR RAISED BED TODAY – email or telephone our Membership Secretary on 01786 465386.
Access Pass holders also get:
POLYTUNNELS – members can now grow peppers, chillies, tomatoes and more in one of our two 66ft long Polytunnels
EGGS – members can help look after our small brood of chickens and buy Braehead eggs.
EVENTS – from Burns suppers to Christmas parties, our social committee organise an annual programme of events
EDUCATION – a short weekly evening class offering hints and tips on how to grow the best fruit and vegetables and make the most from your raised beds.
COB OVEN – in the spring we’ll be building a traditional outdoor oven made from straw and clay so that we can make our own delicious bread and pizzas throughout the year.
APPLE SCRUMPING – we’ve access to all of the equipment necessary to make apple juice and in the autumn we’ll we picking fruit from the wild trees all over Stirling.
BEEKEEPING – we have one hive at Braehead, with more to follow next year. Members also have an opportunity to learn to become beekeepers and help us look after our 30,000 bees!