History

Our centre has undergone an amazing transformation since 2013, with the development of our community garden. On this page we’ve included a timeline from the end of last year, right back to the beginning of the project.

September 2015: The end of our summer Garden Club.

Garden club end 2015

July 2015: Our garden club was and continues to be very popular!

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July 2015: Produce from our garden.

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July 2015: A visit to Bonnethill Sheltered Housing by our Garden Club attendees.

Bonnethill visit july 2015

April 2015:  Spring in the garden.

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December 2014: We won the prestigious surf award! Andy went to Glasgow to collect it.

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October 2014: We are awarded the RHS ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ Award

its your neighbourhood award 2014

October 2014: Jalal harvests a giant pumpkin from our garden

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October 2014: Our first wormery is built by Andy.

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September 2014:  Harvest giveaway at the centre.

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August 2014: Everyone had a great time at our summer Garden Club.

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August 2014:  The pavilion is up and running.

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August 2014: The garden looks beautiful in the summer.

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August 2014: Our water collection units arrive and Andy builds some new step containers.

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21st June 2014: Lorraine Kelly visits us for our garden’s Grand Opening.

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June 2014: Alex in the garden with his first crop.

Alex garden 2014

June 2014: Andy makes some recycled planters and the pavilion takes shape.

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June 2014: More garden construction, the pavilion goes up and our bug hotel is opened!

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June 2014: Hanging garden workshop

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The plants are looking great in our poly tunnel.

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May 2014:  Construction begins on our pavilion.

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Garden in bloom:

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March 2014:  Seeds moved to the new poly tunnel.

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The garden is really taking shape.

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February 2014: Taywood woodturning group provide us with pot makers.

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December 2013: The new access ramp goes in.

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December 2013: The Christmas raffle.

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December 2013: Guerrilla gardening outside the centre.

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November 2013: Volunteer meal.

volunteer meal 2013

November 2013: Gates painted.

gates painted 2013

October 2013: Lloyds TSB awarded us £2400 to complete the access ramp.

October 2013: New gates and poly tunnel foundations installed.

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October 2013: Richard Hewitt is presented with a gift from Bobby on behalf of the mosaic group that meets at the centre.

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September 2013: Complementary therapy room finished

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September 2013: Plots taking shape

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August 2013: We won the Clydesdale ‘Spirit of the Community Award’.

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August 2013: We ensure that the garden is fully accessible to all members of the community.

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August 2013: Donated containers from ATS and McConechy’s.

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August 2013: Grass planting gets underway

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August 2013: Allotments take shape as DCC deliver several tonnes of compost.

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August 2013: Fruit trees, provided by plantsandapples.com are coming along nicely.

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August 2013: Herbaceous rockery takes shape

herbaceous rockery 2013

August 2013: Raised beds begin to appear in the garden

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June 2013: Volunteers begin work.

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June 2013: Groundworks get underway.

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17th April 2013: Soil samples sent to James Hutton Institute

April 2013: James Jack Cranes help us prepare for the ground work.

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February 2013: The project begins!

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February 2013: Aerial shot of builders’ yard before work began on its transformation.

Aerial shot pre-work 2013

1 July 1995: Centre opened

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