COVID 19 Adaptions -March 2020

Due to the current COVID 19 coronavirus situation, We have suspended the group volunteering sessions and we have been advised to close the Leaf Room, Toilet and Poly Tunnel.

The garden itself is open, current guidelines are that non essential travel should not be made, but if you live nearby, are at Ninewells for key worker, or essential reasons, you are welcome to visit and enjoy the calm in the garden. Please continue to follow physical distancing measures if anyone else is in the space, and hand hygiene measures as usual.

The Facilitators, June and Helena, are still available to contact through the contact page here, they will be checking email, and get back to you as soon as possible.

We will be posting on Facebook almost daily, so look out for plant pictures, growing tips and news.

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.

Our Garden Hero

This year the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens has been running a campaign called  ‘Local Heroes’ as part of their Growing Together (GT) project. The aim is to get more people actively supporting city farms, community gardens and other community growing projects by celebrating the work of unsung heroes volunteering or working in these projects.
The volunteers in the garden have voted and our Local Hero is Brian Matthews!  Brian is the longest running volunteer at Ninewells Community Garden, having been involved for around 5 years.  He is a popular presence in the garden, with time for everyone. No matter what the weather, Brian volunteers 3-4 times a week – feeding the birds, developing new areas of the garden and doing a lot of the dull, but important parts of gardening that make such a difference, but often go unnoticed. His humour, creativity and kindness are appreciated by all and he is a great inspiration and support to many of our group – it’s fair to say that the garden just would not be the same without him.
Thanks for all your hard work Brian – and here’s to the next 5 years!