Photo Competition 2019

A reminder that we are running our photo competition again this year – we would love to see photos taken throughout the year – of the garden visitors, events, wildlife, weather, vegetables… Photos will appear in our 2020 calendar.  The winner will receive a £50 Tesco voucher; two runners up will receive a £30 voucher for Gallery 48

The deadline is the 20th of October, but please get snapping now! Things to bear in mind – we need high resolution images so we can see all the detail; please make sure you have permission if you are taking photos of people – and photos that fit with the theme of a year in the life of the garden are preferred.

Entry form below – please send to

Happy snapping!

Photo Entry Form 2019

cofPhoto Credit Frank Proctor


One good thing leads to another

We are delighted to unveil our new logo, by Moorcroft designer Emma Bossons.  Emma’s design perfectly portrays our aim of gardening within a natural setting, providing solace for our volunteers and visitors.  Taking inspiration from our garden mosaic, the central gardener is bounded by the same leaf shape as the Leaf Room roof, and our location amongst trees and nature, particularly our noisy crow neighbours.  Emma has done a beautiful job of bringing together many elements that are important to us.  We are especially happy that the logo was inspired by the mosaic, which in turn was designed by a group of our garden users, led by artists Sarah Gittins and Jonathan Baxter of Dundee Urban Orchard.  A great demonstration of creative process in action!

Founded in 1897 by ceramicist William Moorcroft, W Moorcroft Ltd is one of the last remaining ceramic art companies in Stoke-on-Trent.  New designs are created by a small team of artists including Emma Bossons FRSA. A string of highly successful designs by Emma brought about a phenomenal rise to fame of the designer, who became the youngest female member of the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.  Emma has travelled the world with Moorcroft seeking design inspiration.  An example of her latest design work named ‘Group of Seven’ shown below, was inspired by the paintings of a famous group of contemporary Canadian landscape artists.



Trustee Opportunity

Do you believe that nature and gardening can have a positive impact on wellbeing?

Would you like to help us develop our garden and activities; ensuring that both visitors and volunteers can benefit from the tranquil surroundings, opportunities to learn and strength of our community?

Our award winning Ninewells Community Garden is currently looking for new members for our board of trustees. We are looking for people with skills and experience to contribute to the planning and strategic development of the garden as it develops.

We welcome all applications, but would be particularly interested in hearing from people with knowledge and skills in any of the following areas:

  • Fundraising and finance
  • Marketing and advertising

Time commitment is generally no more than 3 hours per week, with an evening meeting in Dundee 6 times a year.

For a full role description or for more information please contact please contact Mary Colvin (secretary) or Derek Ritchie (chair)

NCG Trustee role description