GREAT Gardens

GREAT Gardens offers an employability pathway to young trainees, enabling them to learn new skills and preparing them for the world of work, so that they are better equipped to move on to further training, education or employment itself.

A registered charity and subsidiary of Govanhill Housing Association, GREAT Gardens actively engages with local residents, community groups, schools and volunteers, encouraging them to participate in environmental improvements and to take civic responsibility and pride in their community.

GREAT gardens also works in partnership with Cassiltoun Housing Association and the Cassiltoun Trust to deliver the Cassiltoun Employability Project, which has produced positive outcomes for the vast majority of participating trainees.

Charitable purposes:

  • To advance environmental protection or improvement through the provision of improvement and maintenance services to common green space areas and to raise awareness of environmental issues for the benefit of the public
  • To advance education and training through acting as a work experience provider for schools and colleges and for people who are not in education, employment or training in connection with gardening, horticulture and other environmental activities


  • To provide a high-quality service to the local community
  • To offer training that will not only teach young people new skills but will also enable them to move forward in their lives by increasing their employability and work experience
  • To identify and generate income streams from undertaking work for both the public and private sectors in order to subsidise the charitable activities of the organisation
  • To ensure the sustainability of GREAT Gardens by becoming self-sustainable in the longer term

GREAT Gardens is involved in projects involving a number of partner organisations.  

For more information, download the brochure below or contact:

Eddie Dunlop - GREAT Gardens Manager

Telephone: 0141 433 9147



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