In 2009 the Provand's Lordship Garden Project was launched to establish and maintain a herbal garden. The intention was to create a community garden that volunteers are welcomed to. Where they can also help to maintain it, and enjoy it.
The garden also aims to provide opportunities for people and communities to enjoy the health benefits of working in the garden. They also have the opportunity to learn about herbalism, the garden, and history.
Volunteers will be encouraged to hold activities in the garden and in Provand’s Lordship. There will also be a lively public programme that will reflect local communities.
The garden is explained through labels and leaflets so visitors can enjoy and understand it.
This work could not have been carried out without generous help and advice from the following:
The Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow donated money towards the project.
The Wise Group has provided materials and volunteers.
Glasgow City Council Land and Environmental Services have provided tools and assistance.
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, and the Wellcome Trust, have provided resources and advice for researching medieval and herbal medicine.