Milngavie in Bloom was established in 2008 by a small group of residents who felt that the town centre was drab, with old concrete planters, no flowers and a general air of neglect. They agreed the town centre needed to be improved and made greener, especially as it is the start point for the West Highland Way.
In 2011 the Clean Sweep litter picking branch of the organisation was formed to tackle the blight of litter on our streets and car parks. Our Gardening Group has responsibility for planting and maintaining our community beds. They meet on the second Wednesday and fourth Saturday of each month outside the Fraser Centre and in addition, there are a number of sub groups who look after particular areas on a regular basis.
The aim of Milngavie in Bloom is to bring colour to the town of Milngavie by planting the various bedding areas around the Precinct and also by placing barrels and planters within the pedestrianised streets. Like a number of our “fellow bloomers” we also aim to litter pick as this also helps preserve the town centre. Our litter picking activity we call Clean Sweep
Experience required: Basic knowledge of gardening
Minimum age: 18
This opportunity is not listed at a specific location but is advertised across East Dunbartonshire.