This summer, in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Grow Wild, TCV is assisting with the launch of a new wildflower nursery - Glasgow's Flower Power.
Like any other nursery the main aim is to produce a wide range of flowering plants for people and wildlife to enjoy. However, unlike most other nurseries, this one will be based in the middle of a busy urban park and has been created with communities in mind. Based at Pollok Country Park, Glasgow's Flower Power will bring together a vast network of educational groups, organisations and volunteers to produce over 10,000 native wildflowers each year. And volunteers will be able to grow flowers on for their own community project or greenspaces.
The project will be centred on a new polytunnel being created in the park. A number of workshops will be held over the coming months, covering a range of plant related topics such as wildflower identification, habitat improvement, pollinator surveying and seed collection techniques. if you or your community group would like to be involved in the nursery, please contact the Countryside Rangers on 0141 276 0924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured here, launching Glasgow's Flower Power, are Claire Bennet (Grow Wild, Scotland Partnership Officer), Dom Hall (TCV Operations Leader), Allison Greig (Glasgow City Council Senior Countryside Ranger) and Stephen Porch (TCV Natural Networks Project Officer).