Meetings & Events

The GAF Programme

Everyone who is a plotholder in Glasgow can come along to our meetings and events.

We have 6 core meetings a year at Garnethill Multicultural Centre (next to the Glasgow Film Theatre in the city centre), usually on the evening of the first Thursday of the month in January, March, May, July, September and November.

We also have special events – more on these below the timetable.

The first 5 core meetings consist of a discussion or talk about a topic that members have suggested would be of interest, followed by a break for coffee and tea. After the break there is a business meeting. You’re welcome to come just for the discussion part, the business meeting, or both!

November is host to our Annual General Meeting. 

EventDateTimeVenue
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Meeting 1: Starting the Season – Rearing your Own PlantsJan 9th7-9pmGarnethill Multicultural

Centre, Rose St, City Centre, G3 6RE

Potato Day – details belowFeb. 23rd11-3pmReidvale Neighbourhood Centre G31 1QW
Meeting 2: Reviewing Glasgow’s AllotmentsMarch 5th7-9pmGarnethill Multicultural Centre, Rose St, City Centre, G3 6RE
Community Learning Exchange VisitTBA10-4pmVisits to Allotments
Meeting 3: Bugs to Love!May 7th7-9pmGarnethill Multicultural Centre, Rose St, City Centre, G3 6RE
Meeting 4: Forest GardeningJuly 2nd7-9pmGarnethill Multicultural Centre, Rose St, City Centre, G3 6RE
Meeting 5: COP26 preparationSept.  3rd7-9pmGarnethill Multicultural Centre, Rose St, City Centre, G3 6RE
GAF WorkshopTBA10.30am-12.30pmSt. George’s Tron Church, Buchanan St. City Centre, G1 2JX
Annual Celebration of AllotmentsOct 3rd2-4.30pmSt Margaret’s Scottish

Episcopal Church, 353 Kilmarnock Road, Newlands, G43 2DS

Meeting 6: AGMNov. 12th7-9pmGarnethill Multicultural Centre, Rose St, City Centre, G3 6RE

Potato Day

The concept of Potato Day is simple – armed with a list, a pencil & some bags, choose as little as just one tuber of any number of the 50 or more varieties of the certified seed potatoes on offer or buy larger bags of single varieties. To be honest, it’s not about
volume, but about variety.

Potato Day 2020 will be on Sunday Feb 23rd.

Check out full details here, and we’ve also got a guide to the best way to reach Reidvale Centre by public transport.

With its vibrant atmosphere, Glasgow Potato Day has become the event to get everyone excited at the prospect of a new growing season!

Celebration of Allotments 

This event is held in the autumn each year on a Saturday afternoon.

There are various stalls with opportunities to buy seeds and sets ready for the next gardening season. Pickles, jams and home baking are also on offer along with activities for children and a cafe.

For the adults, there is a Plotholders’ Question Time and the presentation of awards for New Plotholders  and Allotment Associations.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Reports on Events in 2018

Meeting with Anna Richardson

May 17th Community Learning Exchange visit