12 September 2018 (Wed-Fri 11am-2.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm)
16 September 2018
Greyfriar's Garden, a tranquil and magical oasis in the Merchant City is a modern garden on a medieval site. Home to raised beds, greenhouses, a wildflower meadow and a picnic space. When you enter, it's like walking into another world.
It is located in the Medieval City on a site adjacent to the former Franciscan Friary. As Franciscans were known as Greyfriars, we adopted the name as a link to Glasgow’s medieval past. When you step into this magical space you will enjoy seeing the variety of vegetables and flowers grown by the local gardeners and you can lose yourself in the wildflower meadow. Throughout the garden you will see haiku poems displayed on various media. The poems were written by the gardeners and children from St Stephen’s Primary School. Gardeners will be on hand to tell you about their own plot and about the garden. It’s amazing what can be grown in a metre square space. Our gardeners are from the Merchant City, Trongate and Ladywell areas. You’ll spot them as they’ll be wearing the green Greyfriars Garden aprons. Visitors last year were charmed and delighted by the garden and many left inspired. Sadly this may be our last year as plans have been submitted to develop the site. So if you haven’t visited it before, now is the time to do so as we may not be here next year. You can enter via Shuttle Street or via St Nicholas Street.
Wed-Fri 11am-2.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Booking not required
We will have a Garden Discovery Quiz and flower colouring in.
Parking: On street parking available nearby
Accessibility: This is a working small plot allotment and the paths are prone to weather deterioration
Architect: ERZ Architects
Building Date: May 2012