First of all, this beautiful, green space, children’s wood and horticultural paradise is under threat. Glasgow City Council wants to sell it to developers for luxury flats. The more people that know about The North Kelvin Meadow, the better. Check the website to see how you can help!
For 25 years the site of an old football pitch has grown into this urban meadow. The local community over the past 10 years have turned the overgrown jungle into their very own garden of Eden. They have pooled their skills together to build raised beds for planting vegetables, herbs and flowers, an orchard, an adventure playground with treehouses for children, social gathering spaces with fire pits, a BMX track and occasional sculpture park. This space in the West End near the river Kelvin and Botanic Gardens is used by the whole surrounding community every single day.
Over 22 schools in the area use it for children to learn about all aspects of urban nature and for events such as The Gruffalo story telling and family fun days with local musicians poets and community groups. The space is used by dog walkers and in the summer everybody uses the meadow for social gatherings, barbecues or just to sit and chill, play the guitar or read a book.
The campaign to save this space has been going on for over 8 years and is currently in the hands of the Scottish Government to decide on its future after a massive petition to stop the developers.
SAVE THE MEADOW!!