Gardeners Newsletter September
I am delighted and honoured that I was nominated at
the Lammas Court to be your first lady Deacon for the year 2017/18.
It is wonderful to be part of a family tradition. William
Watson, my great grandfather, was Deacon in 1899/1900 and my father
T.Iain Robertson in 1978/79. I have already met many of you
at our community and social events and I look forward to meeting
you and your friends throughout this coming year.
Our main event is of course the Choosing Dinner on Friday
13th October 2017 and I am delighted Baroness Annabel Goldie
and Ewen Mackie (Ex Deacon of the Bonnetmakers & Dyers)
are my speakers. I look forward to welcoming you and your
friends. Please contact Susan Dickson, Deputy Clerk, on
firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
Evening with the
Our Evening with the Gardeners will be held on Friday 9th March
2018. This will be a musical evening with a floral
Our Garden Visit will be to Branklyn Gardens in Perth on Saturday
19th May 2018. We will see the gardens at their best, in particular
meconopsis poppies and azaleas. The Head Gardener will show us
round before enjoying our picnic.
here for Branklyn Gardens webpage
The Let Glasgow Flourish
Prize winners at the Let Glasgow Flourish Awards in the Grand
Hall of the Trades House
The Let Glasgow Flourish Awards is a great event for our Craft
and over 200 floral displays are judged. The event
welcomes many new people to the Trades House each year. Master
Sarah Jane Davidson coordinates the awards and judging was
completed this month by many of our Craft members.
This year's winner was McIntosh House in Blythswood Square.
Douglas Kinnard and Stella Fraioli are receiving the Robertson
Silver Spade from the Lord Provost in the picture
above. Douglas is also the chair of The Blythswood Gardens
which also greatly enhance this part of Glasgow. Scottish Gardener
magazine featured an excellent article.
Click here for link to Scottish
I was delighted to see John MacFarlane receive third prize in the
Trades House Apprentices Awards. He is based at Rouken Glen Park in
the Young Enterprise Scotland program. Pictured here with
Deacon Nick Parry.
Thanks to our Collector Bill Peebles for arranging the
opportunity for our Deacon Nick Parry to present a cheque to the
Gold Medal apprentices from the Glasgow Colleges for their super
display at Gardening Scotland.
Our Craftex Exhibition which was started by Ex Convenor Sandford
is held each June and attracts many wonderful displays,
including the floral displays shown above. Dawn Robertson won
the Advanced Category, and Liana Cardillo, the non-Advanced
Chain Gang Lunch
Pictured above is Dr Alastair Dorwood, our Deacon Convenor
Elect hosting the first get-together for this years
Gardeners' Civic Dinner at City
A civic dinner was held in the City Chambers to celebrate 400
years since our Craft joined the Trades House. Here
are photos of Craft members enjoying the event.
We have had a beautiful silver brooch designed which is not only
elegant but can also be used a buttonhole. These will be
on display and available to purchase at the Choosing Dinner.
Warm welcome to..
We would like to welcome Finulla McClosky from Glasgow
Botanic Gardens as our newest member to the Master Court.
We would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to be
more involved in any of the activities or introduce new members to
our Craft. Please contact our Deputy Clerk, Susan Dickson on
email@example.com or visit our webpages for further
Our mailing address is:
Incorporation of Gardeners of Glasgow
85 Glassford Street
Glasgow, G1 1UH