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Online Workshops

During the COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown restrictions Ninewells Community Garden, PLANT in Tayport and Edible Campus St Andrews got together to produce online workshops to help people garden and grow at home.

The workshops are ongoing while the lockdown restrictions continue, see our facebook events page to book your free ticket to the next workshop.

Catchup with our Previous Online Workshops.

Did you miss our workshops? You can find the recordings online:

– Seed sowing indoors:

– Strathkinness gardens and sowing/planting dates:

– Online Gardening Q&A: Taking care of veg seedlings:

– Growing with what you’ve got:

– Growing Edible Perennials:

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.



Donating tools and time

AfIMG_1363ter a hot and dry July, things are feeling back to normal now, with autumn very much in the air. As we start to tidy the garden and get ready for the longer nights, we have been welcoming new visitors. We have had our annual visits from 3rd year medical students, looking to understand how gardening can support health; 2 teams of volunteers from Brewin Dolphin financial management company who set about our flower beds with great enthusiasm – and of course everyone who visited as part of Doors Open weekend.

We have had a lovely donation of tools from Flymo and McCulloch, a huge thanks for these! Flymo has been established since 1964 and is still situated in its original factory in County Durham. Flymo have continued to be at the forefront of innovations within the garden care industry, making them one of the most trusted gardening brands today. McCulloch has been established since 1943 and offers a complete line of garden products, from lawnmowers and garden tractors to chainsaws and trimmers.

These tools will help hugely with our autumn maintenance and upcoming renovation of our main herbacseous border.  Thank you!

Doors Open Day National Launch: Friday 10th August 2018

NHS Invitation Doors Open Day NHS2

All welcome!  Programme:

11am Arrival.

11.30am Speeches:

Scottish Civic Trust, Director – Susan O’Connor

RIAS Festival of Architecture 2018

Ninewells Community Garden, Therapeutic Garden Facilitator – Sarah Griffiths

VOIGT Architects Limited, Architect of the Leaf Room – Jonathan Reeves

Hostelling Scotland, Youth and Volunteer Engagement Manager – Lois Marshall

Historic Environment Scotland

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Press and Photo Call

12.30pm Light Lunch & Music. (incl. GF, vegan & vegetarian options)

Lunch showcases a selection of delicious and healthy lunch options created by local businesses in Dundee.

Acoustic music by local singer-songwriter Liam Johnston followed by pipe music.

Activities until 3pm.

1pm free Yoga session by Helen Meadows

1.30pm free Zumba session

Take a moment to explore the beautiful garden, poly tunnel, tucked away beehives and say hi to our volunteers.

Other activities engaging with the garden include stone painting, creating plate wraths, mosaics and naming beasties with the rangers will take place throughout the afternoon.

Take a plant home with you! (for a small donation to Ninewells Community Garden)

Thank you for coming, we hope you had a wonderful time!

Come back and visit the garden any time.

Volunteer Taster Session

Friday 1st June 10.30am-12pm and 1-2.30pm

Have you thought about volunteering, but never taken the first step? Are you interested in contributing to a therapeutic garden that promotes health? Would you like to learn about gardening, but don’t know where to start?

Come along to one of our taster sessions – chat to our volunteers, see the garden and get your hands dirty!  The sessions are relaxed and enjoyable – you can work at your own pace and learn new skills depending on your interests.  No experience is necessary – just an interest in the outdoors / gardening / wildlife.  Refreshments will be provided at the end of each session.

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