Community Led Environmental Projects In The South Side Of Glasgow

Community Gardening

Urban Roots Community Gardeners

Every Tuesday and Wednesday a team of volunteers work together around Toryglen maintaining and developing our local community gardens.

In addition to our local gardens we also have groups who meet and and work in Pollokshields at Nan McKay Hall,  The Hall in Priesthill, ,  and several locations in Castlemilk.

The groups also help out with school grounds and nursery gardens,  building raised beds and keeping spaces tidy.

We only use organic methods in the gardens.  One of the aims of the project is to grow as much food as possible and what isn’t taken home by volunteers is redistributed back into the community.

We also sell some of our produce through local fruit and veg shops.

We are part of the Glasgow Local Food Network which is an informal network of organisations and individuals across Glasgow  who are passionate about producing and eating local food. Glasgow Local Food Network Map



Tuesday 11am-3pm

Wednesday 11am-3pm

Meet at Toryglen Community Base, G42 0LA



Nan McKay Hall,  End of St Johns Road,  G41 5SR

Tuesday  10am –  12pm


Pollokshields Health Centre, McCulloch Street, Pollokshields

Monday 10am – 12pm



The Hall, Peat Road

Monday 1pm-3:00pm,  Children’s group 3:15pm-4:45pm

Friday 2pm -4pm

We welcome new members at any time,  whether you have skills or not –  everyone is welcome!


Castlemilk :

We’re growing fruit and veg all over Castlemilk!  Come along and see what’s happening – everyone’s welcome, the more the merrier.

Monday:  1pm – 3pm at  Castlemilk Community Centre, 121 Castlemilk Drive

Tuesday: 2pm – 3.30pm at Cassiltoun Housing Association, Castlemilk Stables (next to Jeely Piece and Castlemilk Park), 59 Machrie Road

Thursday: 1pm – 3pm at Cassiltoun Housing Association, Castlemilk Stables

Friday: 10am – 12noon at Maureen Cope Community Hall, 201 Ardencraig Road


Moogety Garden (Govan):

Join in our group of local residents in building  a beautiful community garden and food hub, in partnership with Elderpark Housing Association & partner organisations.

Location: Corner of Uist Street and Nimmo Drive – the other entrance is behind Elderpark Community Centre (82 Elderpark Street, G51 3SS)

Meeting times : Wednesdays 12 – 4pm & Saturdays drop-in 12-4pm.

Children’s group: Thursdays 6-8pm (please register your interest before coming)

Keep your eyes peeled for updates on our progress, events and future gardening sessions – you can also ‘like’ our facebook page for updates:

For inquiries, email – or phone the Urban Roots office for more information.


Ibrox Flower Field

Hinshelwood Drive,  Ibrox, GlasgowG51 2XR

Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm


Take a look at this report from the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens to find out more about the wider benefits:

The True Value of Community Gardens


Transform Your Space

Have you always looked at that empty plot of land near your house and longed to turn it into something beautiful?

Or maybe you want to work with your neighbours to brighten up the whole community?

We’ve got over 7 years experience of transforming empty,  underused spaces into beautiful places that can bring multiple benefits to local people. If you’d like us to help you,  or work with your group then get in touch.  Talk to us –  we’d love to help.  We work anywhere across the Southside.


Contact for more info.

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