Our first visit back to the garden at Boclair last week was one of restoration. The wet and windy Scottish winter had taken some toll on the site, especially the shed, and work was required to repair cracks and holes that appeared in windows and doors. In preparation for the next Garden Elective beginning in a few weeks, we organised the
shed creating hooks, spaces and shelves for tools and equipment. The site itself required some reassembling with planters being found, rubbish cleared and benches put back into place.
Yet it was not just the garden itself that went through a process of rebuilding. We–as a team–reconnected on site, sharing our joy of working experientially and collaboratively.
The next few months will be a busy time for the project and our time spent reconnecting with the garden in a restorative fashion gave us an important opportunity to reflect, take stock and feel excited about all the things that are coming next.