Projects / Festivals & Events / Unexpected Garden
2021
 - 2022

Unexpected Garden

Working with Dandelion, the Scotland-wide creative growing initiative, to deliver an Unexpected Garden in Moray

Forres will be going to town with growing: fun with fungi, sprouting seeds, vertical gardens and living lanes, showing that the unlikeliest of places can bloom. 

The Unexpected Garden programme will invite local people to share ideas, make connections and inspire new ways of thinking about growing, whilst cultivating local roots and fresh connections among residents, growers, artists and community groups.

With an emphasis on edible growing, the programme will feature a spring and summer long programme of community engagement activities and events developed in collaboration with community partners, growers, artists and designers, culminating in a town centre display and harvest celebration.

Unexpected Gardens will be grown by the members of the local community in partnership with Findhorn Bay Arts as part of Dandelion, the Scotland-wide creative growing initiative.

About Dandelion

Findhorn Bay Arts are proud to be part of Dandelion, a new creative initiative inviting people from all over Scotland to get growing, sharing and celebrating food, music and ideas with their communities.

Dandelion is an ambitious creative programme running from April to September 2022 that demonstrates the power of collective action in a major “grow-your-own” initiative.

Dandelion invites everyone to sow, grow and share – not just food, but music, scientific knowledge and ideas. Rooted in Scotland, with an international outlook and sustainability at its heart, the Dandelion programme follows the arc of the growing season, from April to September 2022, and will culminate in hundreds of local Harvest Festivals across the country. 

Dandelion aims to make growing your own food as easy and accessible as possible to people of all ages through events and activities taking place all over the country – from the remotest islands to the centres of cities – including festivals, music and cooking.

Commissioned by Event Scotland and funded via the Scottish Government, Dandelion is Scotland’s contribution to UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.  

For more information visit www.dandelion.scot and join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.   

Image credit: Andrew Cawley for Dandelion.

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