Glasgow vounteers go daft for daffs

Volunteers and OPAL staff in Scotland have planted 2,015 daffodil bulbs and wild flowers to create a sustainable science garden in the heart of Glasgow.

The garden, which is based in Elder Park in the Govan area of the city, will also celebrate the forthcoming Glasgow Year of Green 2015.

OPAL staff from FSC and TCV carrying daffodil bulbsLocal community groups and schools will now be able to use the space to take part in OPAL activities led by our staff based at Glasgow City of Science (GCoS), one of OPAL’s four partners in Scotland.

OPAL project leaders and community scientists from GCoS, Field Studies Council Scotland and TCV Scotland were among those getting their hands dirty at the daffodil planting day on 22 November.

The event was also supported by Friends of Elder Park, and the bulbs were provided by Glasgow City Council Parks Department.

The park is named after John Elder, a scientist and engineer. His wife Isabella, a philanthropist and supporter of women in science, bought the land after his death and dedicated the park for the use of the local community in memory of her husband.