Grow Greener with Garthdee Field Allotments Association

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All TAMS supporters are invited to their annual celebration of success and BBQ. See details in the poster.

A Musical Treat

If the sad events of the week prevented you attending Rebecca Dunn’s Art Installation and the Wonderland Festival, you can enjoy her music on the BandCamp music streaming platform

Inside the Urban Grow Dome

Plot Opportunity

Marion has asked me to post this opportunity. Please contact her directly if it is of interest to you.


I am inquiring on behalf of my fellow plotters at Easter Anguston Farm.
We have 2 plots that have become available.
Do you know of anyone seeking a plot?
We look forward to hearing from you,

Kind regards

From: Marion Tierney-Strachan <mar.tierney AT>

Interesting Project

Rebecca Dunn has been in touch about this upcoming event,

Hello community growing network,

I wanted to share details of my upcoming project, which may be of interest. Please excuse the following shameless plug!

Please see the details below. Please share this information with relevant networks if you can and of course it would be wonderful if you can attend.

Invite to attend the “Nice Day, Isn’t It?” installation at Aberdeen Wonderland Festival

Time & Location
8th- 11th September 11am – 8pm
Aberdeen, 85 Union St, Aberdeen AB11, UK
Free entry
Details –
In Aberdeen, one thing we can be sure of is that we never quite know what the weather’s going to do; ‘Nice day, isn’t it?’ celebrates the language of weather. Rebecca Dunn has composed new music based on facilitated discussions at community garden locations about things you can see, hear or feel – like wind or sunshine – talking about these less tangible things allows us to express our ideas about what the past 2 years have been like and what our hopes are for the future.

Working with Gray’s Mobile Art School, an ‘Urban Grow Dome’ has been built and the new compositions form a recorded audio installation that audience members can enjoy in a small seated area surrounded by plants growing vertically all around them.
Kind regards,


Best in Show?

Would this be the best sunflower on site this season?

Can you do better? Have you seen a better example? Send us a photo if you can.

How about these from Susan and Phil on Plot 35?

Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie
Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie
Photo Credit: Phil Wilkie

Keep them coming – the more the merrier!

Green Flag Assessment

Plotters, volunteers, friends and visitors to Garthdee Allotments will have noticed the green flag that flies by our main entrance, but not all may know quite why it is there.

The Green Flag Award Scheme is run nationally and aims to promote, support and celebrate well-run, green spaces that are open to the public. More information is available on their website.

Garthdee Field was first awarded Green Flag status in 2020, but sites have to be reassessed annually. Assessment focuses on the management and maintenance of the site and is based on a comprehensive set of criteria and involves an annual assessment visit by two external judges.

Yesterday we welcomed the assessment team onsite.

Aberdeen’s Green Flag entries are coordinated by Aberdeen City Council and we were pleased to have Laura Russell (on the right in red) from ACC turn out to bat for us on the day.

Thanks go to Laura and to Irene, our volunteer, who did her usual great job providing teas, coffees and eats.

It will be a wee while before we get the official assessment report, but the visit seemed to go very well, and allowed a good exchange of ideas and some very welcome advice, so we cross our fingers and hope for the best. Watch this space.

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