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Hidden Gardens
Mailing address: Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow G41 2PE, Scotland, United Kingdom
Telephone: 44 (0) 141 433 2722
Fax: 44 (0) 141 332 0770
Contact: Linda Macdonald Resource Manager
Availability: Hidden Gardens has a flexible policy to usage by outside groups. As a public gardens, it is unlikely that the space would be able to be closed to the public for any period of time.
Accessibility: Wheelcahir accessible, disabled parking, assistance availbale, large print material, provision for guide dogs, staff training
Other facilities: Exhibition space and meeting space opening summer 2005
The Hidden Gardens are public gardens featuring integrated artworks situated to the rear of Tramway (contemporary visual arts and theatre venue) in Glasgow
The gardens opened in June 2004 after a two year design and build period, and had over 25000 visitors in it is first year. Conceived and developed by pioneering Scottish arts charity NVA (Europe), the Gardens have been created as a sanctuary space in the heart of the city.
The site is about 2 acres and has to date been used for a range of visual arts installations, music, performance and craft based activities.
User groups include members of the local community which has a high level of minority ethnic residents (about 60%), school and nursery groups, local gardeners, families with young children architecture and design students. During the summer months, the Gardens also receives visits from tourists and visitors to the city.
Hidden Gardens utilises indoor space provided by Tramway at the moment although a Community headquarters will be constructed within the Gardens by summer 2005. This will incorporate small meeting/workshop space, a working craft kitchen and display space.
See also the entry for Divya Bhatia and Hidden Gardens on Visiting Arts' website.
created in association with the British Council Scotland
Date updated: 28 March 2006
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