About the Gardens

Scotland’s Sanctuary Gardens dedicated to peace

Founded by NVA public arts organisation in 2003, The Hidden Gardens is an award-winning unique public greenspace and community development organisation located in Pollokshields, one of Scotland’s most diverse communities.

The Hidden Gardens exists to promote understanding between people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds. It celebrates the universal spirit of nature, with subtle references to the paradise gardens that have evolved over the last three thousands years. Find out more about our vision.

In addition to being a beautiful greenspace where people can relax away from the busy city streets, the Gardens is a place of learning and exchange ; a place where people can come together and share stories, skills and histories.

Through its programme of events and activities, big and small, the Hidden Gardens is striving to create a common ground for all of Scotland’s communities to come together. Sign up to our mailing list to find out what’s coming up.

What’s happening now?

Men’s Group: a new social group for men from all backgrounds across the southside of Glasgow

The Friday Shediocast: a regular music listening session in the wildlife area of the Gardens, with a programme carefully selected to enhance visitors’ experience of the Gardens

Weekend Volunteering: an opportunity to help maintain and nurture this community greenspace, make friends and get out in the fresh air.

Voluntours: inspirational guided tours by our trusty volunteers bringing the Gardens to life:

The Hidden Gardens is operated by The Hidden Gardens Trust, a registered charity in Scotland. Registered Scottish charity No: SC036881