Broomy's Bees Grow Wild

RIG Arts

We are working with the elderly, a large isolated population in Broomhill, to research wildflowers, sow seeds in a local community garden and create art inspired the flowers to be displayed in the garden.

Visitor Information

Broomhill Court
Ann Street
PA15 4ET

The Community Garden where the flowers and art will be displayed is situated across from our Art Flat in Broomhill Court. We have previously transformed the space from a concrete square into a colourful eco friendly garden with large hexagonal planters waiting to be filled. We will have an event in the garden in June once the flowers have bloomed and art is ready to be displayed. The garden is open to the public year round.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

We're always open to volunteers! if you are interested in being part of this project contact us on [email protected]

Get in touch

Contact information

Telephone: 01475 649359 Email: [email protected]

Photos of the site

Garden Before

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

After - Awaiting Flowers!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Planting wildflowers!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Waiting for them to bloom!

Friday, March 29, 2019

Taking photos of wildflowers

Monday, July 22, 2019

Exploring the community garden

Monday, July 22, 2019

Getting inspiration from photos

Friday, August 2, 2019

Creating designs for banners

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Working on wildflower banners

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Watercolour workshop

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Completed fabric banners

Monday, September 2, 2019

Evaluation workshop

Monday, September 2, 2019

Sharing Skills- Eco Dying

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sharing skills and learnings.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sharing skills and learnings.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Grow Wild Broomy's Bees Event

Saturday, September 28, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Held a community event showcasing the projects artworks & shared the learnings on the importance of Inverclyde's wildflowers & fungi. 28/09/2019 - 12:00 228 Mixed ages
Fun evaluation workshop on our project with Grow Wild! 02/09/2019 - 12:00 7 Mostly adults 25+
We held a watercolour workshop with a group of elderly residents to create artworks inspired by wildflowers. 30/08/2019 - 12:00 12 65 + years
We held five weeks of art workshops inspired by the wildflowers, bees and butterflies we discovered. Participants created fabric banners! 01/08/2019 - 12:00 8 Mostly adults 25+
Photography workshop at Belville Communty Garden, exploring wildflowers and wildlife. 22/07/2019 - 12:00 6 Mostly adults 25+
We worked with Inverclyde Pollinator Corridor to plant Scotia Seed's Bee, Butterfly and Bird friendly wildflowers in our Broomy Bees garden. 27/03/2019 - 12:45 6 Mixed ages