Our Gardening Group has responsibility for planting and maintaining our community beds. Regular sessions take place on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of each month and in addition there are a number of sub groups who look after particular areas on a regular basis.
West Highland Way
As well as Milngavie in Bloom volunteers we are joined regularly by members of
the Ramblers. We meet on the third Thursday of each month and aim to improve
the physical environment at the start of the West Highland Way for the benefit
of both local and long-distance walkers.
Allander Road Group
Meets every Tuesday and maintains the Italian Garden within the Allander Road
housing complex. With help from Milngavie in Bloom the residents have worked
hard to restore the garden to its former glory.
Carers Link Wellbeing Garden
Set within the Enterprise Centre this garden provides a quiet and tranquil place
for carers, staff and volunteers to enjoy some peace. A small team of 4
maintain the garden and in recent years new wall planters, a water butt and
a third bench have been added. Additionally, the old smoking shelter has been
incorporated into the garden.
A small group of six Milngavie in Bloom volunteers maintain the garden and
paths about six times a year. Like all gardens, the herbaceous plants need
dividing or transplanting from year to year. We mulch the ground in the Spring
which helps to suppress the weeds and we plant Spring bulbs and summer
annuals where appropriate.