Coplaw Street Community Garden, Glasgow

GREAT Gardens, an arm of the Govanhill Housing Association, have turned an underused piece of land in urban Glasgow in to a blooming community garden - with a little help from Grow Wild. 

Coplaw Street Community Garden has been designed as a vibrant multi-use space - part training facility, part community hub - which offers educational opportunities to young people wanting to learn more about horticulture, biodiversity and healthy lifestyles. 

The site also features a quiet reflection area for local residents looking for a little rest and relaxation, and will provide outdoor classroom space for local schools and voluntary organisations. 

Annie Macfarlane, Chairperson of GREAT Gardens, which developed the Coplaw Street Community Garden, said: “The £4,000 of funding that we’ve received from Grow Wild helped to equip the centre with tools, seeds and new garden furniture. We now have a fantastic community hub that is benefiting the entire community.

“The garden offers endless benefits and educational opportunities and a unique green space for local people to enjoy for years to come. 

“I encourage other community groups across Scotland looking for support to apply for funding as soon as possible. The Coplaw Street Garden shows how much of a transformation can be made to a previously disused area, with the support of Grow Wild, the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council.”

The site had its official opening in July, with a colourful ceremony attended by Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon.

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