REVIEW | Tree Planting Workshops

Back in December, the Willowbank Community Garden received funding from CSV Action Earth to host a series of tree planting workshops in the garden.

We had four lovely fruit trees crowded into one small planter, so we got some great giant whiskey barrel planters from Glasgow Wood Recycling, and in the first workshop transplanted the trees into their new homes! The sun was shining but we put up our new marquee anyway and enjoyed hot drinks and biscuits under our new shelter.

For our next workshop we were a little less fortunate with the weather. We got absolutely drenched as we built a beautiful living willow archway on the grassy area of the garden. In summertime the arch should be thriving and leafy making it a decorative, playful and appropriate (!) addition to the garden!

The new additions are a real asset to the garden, continuing to transform Willowbank from an underused and unloved space into a living, flourishing garden. We hope to keep expanding and growing!