Woodland walkway within Pollock Country Park Glasgow

Green Activities

Help make the 'Dear Green Place' that little bit greener

The People Make Glasgow Greener team have worked with Glasgow Convention Bureau to identify green spaces which can not only be enjoyed by delegates relaxing after the conference but can be used as a place where delegates can get involved in outdoor activities and 'horticultural therapy'.

Delegates can take part in team building activities, such as planting Scottish wildflowers or volunteering in community parks and gardens.

Horticultural Therapy Workshops

Conference organisers can choose from morning, afternoon or full day workshops which will take place at one of Glasgow's many parks and gardens.  These are designed to help delegates relax after attending busy conferences.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided by one of Glasgow's many social enterprises and where possible, will utilise produce sourced during workshops.

  • Enhancing Biodiversity - Workshop on germinating, planting and maintenance of wildflower mixes at Pollok Country Park. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife
  • Multi use of green space - Workshop on germinating, planting and harvesting of edible flowers, plant mixes, fruit trees and hedgerow species. These are scheduled in line with the horticultural practices calendar
  • Maintaining Green spaces - Delegates will learn how to prune fruit trees, cut wildflower and pictorial meadows as well as take part in ongoing sustainability and volunteering programmes
  • Wildflower seedplanters - Delegates will learn how to make their own seed-planters filled with Scottish wildflowers. These can be taken home as a memento of their time in the city or planted on vacant urban land.

Strengthen your team by giving back

Woodlands Community Development Trust is a small local charity whose work is having a big impact.

Its Community Garden supports over 50 families in growing their own food and its volunteer training programmes have helped people learn new skills, reduce their isolation and further develop the garden as a therapeutic space. Its vibrant outdoor community centre is a wonderfully that helps people to recover from the stresses and strains of every day life and won a National Gardening Prize for the UK's most inspiring garden.

Conference organisers can get involved and support the fantastic work being done by the Woodlands Community Development Trust during their time in Glasgow.

The garden can be booked for team building exercises for up to twelve delegates at a time with full use of the BBQ and outdoor pizza oven. Workshops, such as those in which delegates can learn how to make Scottish wildflower seed-planters, can also be hosted in the gardens.

Delegates can also volunteer at drop in sessions which take place every Sunday afternoon from 1- 4 p.m. with no need to book beforehand

Locavore and the Bank Café delegate package

Together Locavore and the Bank Cafe have created a new package for delegates whereby groups can participate in team building activities involving planting, weeding and market gardening on the Locavore farm, followed by a freshly prepared lunch, tea and cake in the Bank Cafe.  

The Bank cafe is conveniently located beside Locavore's farm and can also be hired for meetings, seminars and events.

Locavore is a social enterprise which exists to help build a more sustainable local food system that is better for the local economy, the environment and communities. It aims to make the money spent on food do more for the benefit of society and the environment.

The Bank Cafe is run by the Neilston Development Trust which was formed in 2006 to help promote the sustainable regeneration of the area.

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