Parkhead Community Garden
Local Parkhead residents and community organisations are working together to set up a new community garden off Tollcross Road in Parkhead.
The garden, being developed in collaboration with the Grow Green with Glasgow’s East End project, Parkhead Housing Association and Glasgow Regeneration Agency, will be a space for local people to grow their own food and create a vibrant community resource with all the support and advice they need to get things growing.
Public consultation identified that local people felt a need for a community growing space in the Parkhead area, that there was support for such a project and that people were interested in getting involved in both the planning and development stages and using the gardens once they were established. A group visited other community gardens in the city to get inspiration and ideas for what could be done. Some key elements were decided on and a draft plan has been drawn up.
How it is now:
In consultation with local residents and community groups a design for the garden space has been put together. Some of the elements people felt they wanted to have included were:
• Individual plots of varying sizes
• Communal seating area
• Grassed area for children to play
• Wildlife planting areas
• Some raised beds
• Wheelchair accessible paths
• Onsite toilets
• Greenhouse/ Polytunnel
• Communal fruit trees and bushes
• Secure tool store
• Water source
• Attractive entranceway
• Art sculpture
Any comments that people have on the plan are welcome.