Showcasing some of our gardens
Community Bed at the Fraser Centre
Our showcase garden which allows community groups to partner with us. In the past this has included the Boys Brigade, Brownies, Milngavie Primary School, Carers Link, Oxfam and Douglas Academy. In 2019 we welcome Clober Primary School to plant the bed. Our volunteers maintain the beds around the seats and play park too. The bed is also dedicated as a Garden of Remembrance each year.
Community Bed at the Fraser Centre
Our showcase garden which allows community groups to partner with us. In the past this has included the Boys Brigade, Brownies, Milngavie Primary School, Carers Link, Oxfam, Douglas Academy, Clober Primary School and Milngavie & Bearsden Mens' Shed.
We are delighted that Craigdhu Primary School will be our 2022 sponsor.
Located at the entrance to Milngavie, relocated from the Glasgow Garden Festival of 1988 . The garden was renewed in 2014 with herbaceous plants, herbs and shrubs. The garden sign was renewed by Kirkintilloch Men’s Shed in 2016.
West Highland Way
Milngavie in Bloom has improved the entrance to the Way with varied planting assisted by the Bearsden & Milngavie Ramblers over several years.
With funding from ScotRail our volunteers maintain the station’s barrels, beds and wee train. They also help to make the large bed outside a very attractive feature in the town.
Beds, barrels, railing planters, black planters, saucers and floral fountains! Our many volunteers help to make Milngavie an attractive pedestrianised precinct with different colour themes each year. The council provide and water the hanging baskets. We always welcome more help here.
After lying untouched for two years the surrounding grounds are now much improved. Volunteers from Baldernock Garden Club with help from Milngavie in Bloom volunteers have transformed the gardens. A new event space has recently been created and we were asked to plant up more railing planters.
Carers Link Wellbeing Garden
A quiet space for carers, staff and volunteers to enjoy some peace. Maintained by volunteers from Milngavie in Bloom and Carers Link, including the support of Young Carers.
The area beside the Chemist was very overgrown and we asked the Council to clear it for us. They planted the cherry tree to replace the dead tree which was removed. It has now been transformed into a lovely cottage garden.
Following the recent renovation of the low wall we have been able to remove the old shrubs and infill with new compost which has allowed us to replant with a variety of new plants .
The Walking Man, Southgate
This statue was erected in memory of Tom Hunter, who proposed the idea of the West Highland Way. A bed within Southgate was revamped by a resident and supported by MiB during lockdown in 2020.
MiB has been involved with gardens surrounding the central community centre at Park Road sheltered housing since 2008. In 2013, two raised beds were installed by Alzheimer Scotland and EDC in memory of two clients. MiB volunteers plant dementia-friendly plants with bright colours and evocative smells.
Over the last two years the beds outside the Enterprise Centre, now called the Ellangowan Beds, have been planted and developed to give year round interest and colour. An ongoing battle with Mare's Tails continues!
The Italian Garden
The Italian Garden is part of the Allander Road Housing complex. MiB established an Allander Road gardening group with local residents in 2017. The following year the group started to clear the Italian Garden of old shrubs and weeds and discovered the lovely stones and slabs underneath. Steady, hard work by the residents, with help from MiB, has created the beautiful garden which you now see.