Behind Knockcushan House, the former Town House which overlooks Girvan's picturesque harbour, there was an neglected garden which once was the Council's plant nursery. Unused for 30 years, it was a mass of sycamore and brambles, but on the positive side, is enclosed by 10ft walls, and faces south. This rescued garden has now become a vibrant, creative space to grow for use by the local community.Lots of excellent ways of community involvement-regular Folk Festival at the beginning of May.
lots of schools work-
Royal Caledonian Award
Facilities: Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Sun from 1-4 pm, Mon - Thurs 10 -1pm
Train: Girvan Station
Location: Rear of Knockushan Gardens, Knockushan Street, Girvan KA26. Walk to the very end of the car park.
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Training and networking for care farmers
A programme of national and regional events offered by the Growing Care Farming project. The programme includes regular themed webinars, network meetings, training courses and launch events for those working...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 00:00 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 00:00
Applications are now open for this year's European Gardeniser Pro Online Training Course
If you work within the community gardening or farming sector and want to broaden your skills, this comprehensive course could be just what you are looking for...
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:00 to Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 12:00
How to Use Zoom, Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams for Environmental Education
SF&G London, the London City Farms and Community Gardens Association, and the London Environmental Educators Forum (LEEF) are proud to offer this bespoke training...
Care farming for social care film
Our Growing Care Farming team have launched the second in of a series of films, created to show how care farming transforms people’s lives.
The second film in the series focuses...
'Tyfu Fyny' Wales Rural Development Programme Report published
Our 3-year Rural Development Programme funded project ‘Tyfu Fyny’ has now come to an end. It’s been a fantastic 3 years and during that time we have got to know the community growing...
Great news for the Social Farms & Gardens project ‘Growing Resilience’ this month, as additional funding from the lottery is confirmed. This important funding will enable the charity to expand the project, supporting even more community gardens...
Urban green spaces, including city farms and community gardens, are not being used enough to help people living with dementia and their carers, according to a new report from Natural England.
In one of the biggest surveys of its kind so far, people...