The Scottish Garden Podcast

Episode 2: Ninewells Community Garden

March 13, 2019 Julianne Robertson Season 1 Episode 2
The Scottish Garden Podcast
Episode 2: Ninewells Community Garden
Show Notes

In this episode I find out more about Ninewells Community Garden, based at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and run for the benefit of patients, staff, volunteers and the wider community of the city.  

The garden has several different areas, growing a huge variety of plants, as well as hosting various workshops and activities.  I find out some of the groups who get the most from visiting, as well as some of the challenges of running a charity garden staffed mainly by volunteers.  There’s also an introduction to Dundee’s Green Health Partnership and the work being done in the city to encourage people to improve their health by getting outdoors.

We hear from Sarah Griffiths, the garden facilitator, and Mary Colvin from NHS Tayside, who is on the board of the charity which runs the garden, having helped set it up from the beginning.  

Ninewells Community Garden - website and Facebook page

Dundee’s Green Health Partnership - website 

My Corner of Earth - Instagram and blog

Music: 'If I Only Had a Brain' by Harold Arlen, arr. Iain Robertson

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