The Hebridean Community Garden
Gàrradh Coimhearsnachd Innse-Gall
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Hebridean Community Garden is a new horticulture project at Clan Macquarrie Community Centre (CMCC). It is being jointly run and managed by CMCC and UOG and will provide a beautiful and sustainable green space for the Galson community. The garden will include two fully kitted-out polycrubs, raised beds, tool sheds and plenty of growing space for everyone interested in gardening and horticulture.
If you’d like to get involved in The Hebridean Community Garden or join our mailing list please drop us an email here:
Community gardens can provide innumerable benefits to the populations that they serve. The mental and physical gains that people can obtain by gardening in a social setting are now well-documented through academic research, as well as the everyday experiences of community gardeners. We want to harness this by building a sensory garden as part of this initiative. This will be full of plants that bear wonderful scents and attract the eye with beautiful colours in order to stimulate – rosemary, lemon balm, fragrant roses and pelargoniums, for example.
Green spaces are now more important to our mental and physical health and wellbeing than ever before. Our vision is for a well-maintained community garden that provides a place for reflection and healing, with a vibrant collection of native plants to support local wildlife and a versatile range of growing spaces to encourage different needs within the Galson Estate community.
We have a long-term vision for the garden and have already secured funding from the following organisations: Action Earth, National Lottery, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – Crown Estate, Western Isles Development Trust, Scotland Loves Local, and the CalMac Community Fund.
RESOURCES & Worksheets
To make The Hebridean Community Garden a fully rounded horticulture project, we will be putting out regular digital content here, for you all to enjoy. There will be a selection of interactive garden guides on different topics, video Q & A sessions and much more over the course of 2021.
You can find all of this exciting gardening output below...
Remember to check in with us through our social media channels - instagram.com/hebrideancommunitygarden and facebook.com/HebrideanCommunityGarden