Milngavie in Bloom was established in 2008 by a small group of residents who felt that the town centre was drab, with old concrete planters, no flowers and a general air of neglect. They agreed the town centre needed to be improved and made greener, especially as it is the start point for the West Highland Way.
In 2011 the Clean Sweep litter picking branch of the organisation was formed to tackle the blight of litter on our streets and car parks.
Over the years our work has expanded from our initial work in the precinct and at Milngavie railway station to include the Antonine Garden, the Town Hall and Lillie Art Gallery, the start of the West Highland Way with the assistance of the Bearsden & Milngavie Ramblers, and more recently the Allander Walkway. Our volunteers also work at the sheltered housing on Park Road. We have helped Mugdock Rangers to tackle invasive non-native plant species on Barloch Moor, Friends of Milngavie Reservoir to prune climbing roses at the reservoir and Baldernock Garden Club volunteers to restore the gardens at Gavin’s Mill.