The Collective’s Projects

At the Viewfield Garden Collective we provide and promote therapeutic gardening experiences for disadvantaged adults and adults at risk in Skye and Lochalsh.

Our main activities are centred around our working kitchen garden

– there is always something to do! 

Garden Sessions

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, we have staff onsite to work alongside our volunteers to keep the garden growing. It is an opportunity to socialise, exercise and learn all aspects of growing from composting to harvesting.

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Community Lunches

The tastiest part of the gardening sessions is lunchtime! Join us on Wednesdays at 1pm for our community lunches. Do not worry if you have not been working in the garden – just join us for lunch! Meet us at the polytunnel; come in, share food, and have a blether.

Check the NEWS to find out more!

Seeds
Picking
Weeding
Soil
Community Lunch
Mending

Events and Workshops

Throughout the year we hold a variety of events and workshops. Our events are a great opportunity to drop in and see what we are all about. So why not don your wellies, pick up a spade and get involved.

To find out what’s coming up  visit our Facebook page @viewfieldgardencollective

Virtual Garden

For those unable to attend the physical projects in Portree you can still get involved with our organisation and sign up to some of our virtual garden initiatives. Right now, this includes signing up to our newsletter The Parsley Press and following us on social media, but we do hope to develop this further so keep checking for updates.

Honey
Beekeeping
Flower
Photography
Cyanotypes
Art Workshop
Wreaths
Workshop
Garden Gloves
Working From Home
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Awards and Accreditations

As well as general learning activities we offer a range of awards and accreditations. Currently this includes the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society’s Grow & Learn awards. Both awards, named Roots and Nurture, offer an opportunity to gain qualifications during attendance through an individually tailored approach.

We are developing an inhouse training programme to offer to all our participants an opportunity to gain certificates whilst they attend. We will post updates about it here.

The public is welcome to walk around the garden from Friday – Tuesday. Due to Covid-19 concerns, we are open to volunteers only on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please email admin@viewfieldgardencollective.org if you wish to arrange a visit or are interested in volunteering!