Monthly Archives: April 2013

Seed Bombing Day at Bothwell Park Woods

Join us for a seed blitz!

Sunday 12th May 2013

Meet:

Bothwell Community Garden at 1.30pm

or

Bothwell Park Woods (access via lane at the side of the Gopal Garage, New Edinburgh Road) at 2.00pm

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As part of The Organic Growers of Bothwell and Brighter Bothwell’s ‘Wild in the Woods, Wild in the Garden’ Woodlands, Health and Wildlife Gardening Project; we are inviting you to join us to visit the fantastic new Forestry Commission Woodland at Bothwell Park. The Forestry Commission have planted 20,000 new trees on the land which was formerly used as a municipal landfill site; and it promises to be a wonderful green space that future generations will treasure.

The purpose of our visit is to plant native wildflower plug-plants and throw wildflower ‘seed-bombs’ into those areas of woodland difficult to reach. This will prove invaluable at increasing biodiversity and providing vital habitat for bees, butterflies, and other local fauna. The walk will be led by ranger Alasdair Taylor, and kindly supported by the Forestry Commission’s Community Seedcorn Fund.

So don your sturdy shoes and join us for a fun family afternoon out in the fresh air ‘blitzing’ Bothwell, and helping bees and butterflies in the process!

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Bothwell Community Garden Open Day 2013

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The Organic Growers of Bothwell are delighted to announce that we will be opening our doors (well, gate!) to the public on SATURDAY MAY 18th 2013 for our May Open Day from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

This is always a really fun, popular event which lets members of the community come along and find out about all aspects of the garden, organic growing, bee-keeping, waste reduction and recycling. This year, we will have a number of stalls including:

– Vegetable and herb plants and flowers for hanging baskets and bedding plants
– Perennials
– Garden essentials such as soil improvers, organic slug control and fertilisers
– Wonderful home baking
– Refreshments
– The ever-popular tombola

We are also delighted that we will be joined by the Scottish Beekeepers’ Association, who will be on hand to answer all your questions about how we can help protect these fascinating creatures.

Garden members – We would love volunteers on the day to help out on the stalls and we plead again for more of your delicious home baking, jams and chutneys. If you can help out in any way, even if it’s just for half an hour, please do let Anne know.

We do hope you can come along and join us – and let’s hope the sun is shining as beautifully as it was last year!

The Organic Growers of Bothwell regret that we cannot allow dogs into the garden, with the exception of assistance dogs. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.