Something different took root

Commissioned by EventScotland and funded by Scottish Government as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, Dandelion was a six-month creative celebration of growing, music and community – rooted in Scotland but with an international outlook, and with sustainability at its heart. During its programme from April to September, 2022, Dandelion events were experienced by over 589,000 people, bringing together community development, horticulture, live music, learning, sustainable thinking, and innovative arts practice.

Driven by the concept of ‘Sow, Grow, Share’ – not just food but ideas, music, knowledge and community, Dandelion took a unique approach to community growing, bringing together artists, makers, scientists, performers and technologists to present events and programmes across Scotland as well as online for everyone everywhere to enjoy.

Sown throughout Dandelion is a commitment to empowering young people, inspiring the artists, activists, scientists and creative producers of the future – and an ambition to re-establish Harvest as a significant annual cultural celebration for us all. 


Dandelion culminated in in over 500 events as part of the largest-ever creative celebration of Harvest staged across Scotland.

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Get growing advice, seasonal suggestions and celebrate the joys of looking after plants.

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Dandelion's Unexpected Gardens sprang up all across Scotland and continue on today event after our programme has ended.

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