The Back Garden
Off Brechin Street, Finnieston, G3 7HF
2011, Mast Architects
Tucked in the heart of sandstone tenements, yards from busy Argyle Street in Finnieston, this urban garden grows various crops and houses a tool shed, polytunnel, greenhouse, five raised beds & mini orchard. Enjoy the garden at its peak.
Up a lane between residential blocks, you may be expecting to find the usual city “back court”; dejected, empty washing lines and stowed bins. But behind Brechin Street you will find The Back Garden. Set up by Annexe Communities in 2011 using a grant obtained from the Climate Challenge Fund. The Back Garden was officially transferred to the G3 Growers the following year, a small committee from the community who oversee the smooth running of The Back Garden. As far as is known, the site was once occupied by a “mews building” which later became a motor workshop and after that was demolished it became a local fly-tip. Step into The Back Garden and you step out of the city. These tenements make effective sound barriers and screens the garden from the worst of the traffic fumes.
Why not pop in to see how possible it is to grow organic fruit and vegetables for yourself. During the unmanned opening times you can explore the garden at your leisure and help yourself to a refreshment. Or visit at the daily sessions when our volunteers can demonstrate hands on gardening.
Open but Unmanned Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm.
Open and Staffed: Mon & Tue, 3pm-5pm; Wed, 3pm-7pm; Thu & Fri 1pm-4pm; Sat, 12pm- 5pm; Sun, 1pm-4pm.
Booking not required
Accessibility: Fully accessible - all ground level with wide pathways suitable for wheelchair access. All pathways around the garden are loose chips, we have members who use an electric wheelchair and they are able to get around with no problem.
Facilities: Seating, refreshments. The garden itself does not have a toilet, we have many establishments close by who will be happy for visitors to make use of their facilities.
Parking: on-street parking available; charges apply