2018 is going to be a big year for wildlife in Glasgow! Fiona Weir, Giving Nature a Home Project Manager, tells us more.  

This year, RSPB Scotland and Glasgow City Council are teaming up with partners, organisations and community gardens right across the city, to celebrate the fifth year of Glasgow Wildfest and the 30th Anniversary of the Glasgow Garden Festival!  We'll be bringing the festival to as many green spaces as we can, and raising awareness of the wildlife found on your doorstep. 

We'll be celebrating with a series of events throughout the year, including a launch exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery in April, and Glasgow Wildfest from 19 May - 3 June. We'll also be creating a garden as part of Festival 2018 on Glasgow Green, and ending the celebrations with a conference at Glasgow School Art in September.

Wildfest 19 May–3 June

Each year wildfest has over 40 groups involved running a variety of events from art installations, wildlife themed walks, canoe trips and citizen science activities in all sizes of green spaces from community pocket gardens, stalled spaces, back courts, church yards, schools grounds and parks.

This year we're looking for even more partners and organisations to help us celebrate 30 years since the Glasgow Garden Festival, by running green-themed events and helping raise awareness of Glasgow's biodiversity, as well as showcasing the work you're doing.

If your organisation, community group or school want to take part in wildfest and run an event in a green space or school grounds, or open your gardens to celebrate the 30th anniversary, please fill out a registration form and email it to gnahg@rspb.org.

Networking meeting 14 March

If you'd like to be involved in the festival, we'll be running a networking meeting with partners on March 14. This is a great opportunity to let others know about your project and to share ideas for events as well as launch our community pack which will be a tool to support your event throughout the festival.

If you're interested in attending this meeting, just drop us a line on gnahg@rspb.org.

Finally to see some of the events that took place last year I have attached a link of a film by Gregory Vaux  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z49QsR8Uuhw

We look forward to hearing from you! 

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