UofG Gardeners Group

UofG Gardeners Group

Issued: Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:09:00 BST

Stuck for things to do on your lunch break?  Want to learn more about the environment, biodiversity and gardening?  Want to meet other colleagues and learn new things? Do you like freebies?.....

If the answer is yes to any of the above:  Please join the UofG Gardeners Group!

We are a relaxed group for University of Glasgow staff with an ethos of sharing knowledge, helping others to learn new things and enjoying nature and gardening.‌ 

We hope to deliver a set of workshops, events and talks that will bring staff together who have a shared interest in gardening and growing things.  This is a great opportunity for you to leave your desk for no more than an hour over lunch once or twice a month to find out more about biodiversity, the environment and how to cultivate and grow plants with or without a garden! 

We hope this will also be an opportunity for you to meet others across the University, make connections and take a break.

Our summer events are looking really exciting:

  • UofG Gardeners presents RHS: Growing Food to Eat

5 July, 1.00 – 2.00pm, Sir Charles Wilson Seminar Room A

The Royal Horticultural Society will lead a session on Growing food to eat- Fruit, Veg and Herbs in your Garden.

To register your space visit:
RHS: Growing Food to Eat

  • Tay House Event- National Plants at Work Week

9 July, 1.00-2.00pm, Tay House Training Room 602

Running alongside the launch of National Plants at Work Week (9-13 July) – this Tay House exclusive session focuses on growing plants indoors and the innovative way of designing the places we live, work and learn to maximise our well-being.

To register your space visit:
Tay House - Plants at Work

  • UofG Gardeners presents RHS: Growing without a Garden - Pots instead of plots!

19 July, 1.00-2.00pm, Sir Charles Wilson Seminar Room A

The Royal Horticultural Society will lead a session on growing and horticulture when you do not have access to a garden.

To register your space visit:
RHS: Growing Without a Garden

  • UofG Gardeners presents RHS: Growing for Mindfulness

9 August, 1.00 – 2.00pm (venue to be confirmed)

The Royal Horticultural Society will lead a session on gardening for minfulness to help with health and well-being.

To register your space visit:
RHS: Growing for Mindfulness

  • UofG Gardeners presents RHS: Gardening with Children

16 August, 1.00 – 2.00pm (venue to be confirmed)

The Royal Horticultural Society will lead a session on gardening with children.

You do not have to be a parent to attend this session, but the focus will be on engaging children in gardening.

To register your space visit:
RHS: Gardening with Children

More info

Please do follow us on Twitter #UofG Gardeners, Instagram @uofg_gardeners and join our Yammer group: University of Glasgow Gardeners

We welcome your interest and support and please do get in touch with us if you have any ideas for topics, events or just want to find out more. 

Did we also mention…..all events will include a free take away ‘goody pack’ and you need to know nothing about gardening or have a garden!

We thank the Ferguson Bequest for funding this group and enabling us to set up the events, workshops and presentations 

The UofG Gardeners Group