Organic Growers of Fairlie -Come Visit Us
Come Visit Us



We have managed to create a Community Garden on a VERY polluted site and have ended up with a garden and a social asset.

Eglinton Gardeners Visitors are welcome to the garden even on a casual 'passing-by-the door' basis (see How to Find Us page) however please note that if no gardeners are in the garden then the gate is usually locked. In the summer in the evenings and at weekends then someone will likely be there. If travelling a distance or you are part of a large group please contact us first (see Contact Us page) and we can usually arrange for someone to show you around (and also have the kettle on!)

See below for a list of those groups who have already come to see us and (hopefully) left inspired..

  • Beechgrove Garden TV Programme Production Team
  • Michael Russell MSP(as Scottish Minister for the Environment) for Official Garden Opening
  • Kenneth Gibson MSP for Official Garden Opening
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Barrhead & District Horticultural Society
  • Largs Gardening Club
  • Helensburgh Transition Group
  • North Ayrshire Council Youth Workers
  • North Ayrshire Council Learning Disability Team
  • Eglinton Growers ((x 3 visits - on their last visit they even brought working clothes - we like those sort of visitors!)
  • Friends of Wemyss Bay Station
  • North Ayrshire Council Community Development Workers
  • Kibbleworks, Paisley
  • Grow Bute
  • Fairlie Primary School
  • Representative from Community Woodland Association
  • Glasgow City Council Greenspace Team and Shettleston Community Group
  • Cumbrae Community Garden
  • Carts Greenspace
  • South Perth Community Allotments Project
  • Moffat Can
  • Reps from Community Woodland Association Training Day
  • Barrhead & District Horticultural Society
  • Wellington Allotments, Greenock
  • Transition Glasgow
  • Catrine Community Powerdown
  • Journalist from Kitchen Garden magazine
  • Mayfield Primary School, Saltcoats x3 visits
  • St. Mathews Academy, Saltcoats
  • Community Councillor from Braehead ward, Stirling
  • Five members from Ardentinny Community Trust
  • Tarland Development Group, Tarland, Aberdeenshire
  • Dalry 'Gairdeners'
  • Eglinton Growers - their third! visit.
  • Assistance to non-members
    • In 2011/12 members of the garden visited 4 homes to help set-up wormeries and have also assisted with 9 other wormeries by giving advice.
    • A group of six from Sustainable West Kilbride came to see our wormeries.
    • About 12 non-members have also been given advice on composting and hot-boxes.
  • + approx 100 visitors on each of our 3 Open Days so far
  • Eight visits in 2012 - Teachers only and then 7 visits from various primary classes from Mayfield School, Saltcoats.
  • Fairlie Cub Scout Troop
  • Audrey Hillis, Community Development Team, North Ayrshire Council.
  • Gardeners from Cumbrae Community Garden.
  • Angela Smith from RHS Scotland. (3 visits to deliver excellent talks)
  • Members of Strathaven and District Gardening Club (x25!)
  • James McMahon (Greenspace Development Officer for Glasgow City Council) and members of the 3Hills Community Garden Group from Priesthill in the South West of Glasgow.)
  • Provost of North Ayrshire Council - Councillor Joan Sturgeon.

  • Open Day


  • Presentation to Hunterston Rotary on Fairlie Garden
  • Nourish Scotland Conference, Glasgow - Ran workshop on Community Gardens
  • Mayfield School, Saltcoats - visit to help design proposed garden at the school and demonstrate construction of raised-bed.

  • Organic Growers of Fairlie -Come Visit Us
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