Viewpark Gardens Allotments have created a sociable village green area at their community run allotment site near
Uddingston with their £2,000 Tesco Bags of Help funding. They have built an area for all community groups in the
Uddingston, Viewpark and Fallside areas to come together in a safe and friendly environment. The Village Green project has created a relaxing space with seating, a shelter and a grassy space for play and picnics.

"We take so much pride in the site, having developed it from derelict land to a working allotment and community space for everyone to enjoy. We have a wide range of users, who all benefit from visiting the allotment in different ways. We welcome visitors to the site and hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do."

- Susannah Mallin, Secretary

The association formed in September 2015, and moved onto the site of previously derelict land in May 2016. They have transformed the site into a beautiful and welcoming greenspace which provides allotment plots for 34 plot holders, along with community beds for school groups, Men’s Shed and NHS users.

As well as the village green, they have also installed a polytunnel, wildflower meadow, sensory garden, education hut, accessible paths and a well-equipped cabin with toilet, kitchen and meeting space to ensure that everyone in the community can benefit from the gardens.

Key Facts

Location: Uddingston, G71 6HG
Project Type: Community growing
Bags of Help Funding: £2000
Grantee: Viewpark Gardens Allotment Association

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