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The Teaching Garden

The purpose of the teaching garden on the Crichton University Campus is to provide educational, amenity and aesthetic benefit to the campus. The garden is an interactive resource for student learning, public engagement and research on horticulture, botany and ecology.

The garden is being incorporated into undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the University of Glasgow’s School of Social & Environmental Sustainability with a focus on phenology, plant and insect identification, plant growth experiments and makng space for wildlife.

The garden is open to all and is maintained by a dedicated group of staff and students.

Aims and Objectives

This garden provides a resource for:

  • Public and student education on the environmental effects of climate change
  • Redevelopment of and improvement of the Crichton Campus grounds in a manner in keeping with the Campus’ history
  • Education on plant identification and horticulture
  • Ecologically-relevant data to enhance teaching of statistical techniquesInitiation of a network of Phenology Gardens across the UK
  • An extended range of Campus events
  • The Campus Community to gather and consider our region’s natural and cultural history 

The project aims are being met by through objectives that include provision of five garden zones:

1) Phenology Zone

2) Experimental Zone

3) Woodland Zone

4) Medicinal Herbs Zone

5) A Greenhouse 

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Teaching Garden - Woods around garden

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Teaching Garden - student in greenhouse

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Teaching Garden - students working in garden

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