Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival 2018

This year we're celebrating the Glasgow Garden Festival's 30th anniversary.

About Glasgow Garden Festival 2018

This year, RSPB Scotland and Glasgow City Council are teaming up with partners, organisations and community gardens right across Glasgow to celebrate Glasgow Garden Festival’s 30th Anniversary. Together, we’re bringing the festival to green spaces across the city and raising awareness of the wildlife that’s on your doorstep. We will be running a series of events from April to September, with the main festival taking place from 12 May to 3 June.

Let Glasgow Flourish exhibition, 21-30 April at Kelvingrove Museum 

Before the festival, there will be an exhibition which looks back at Glasgow Garden Festival 1988, and looks forward to the next 30 years of designing our city for people and wildlife.

We will be celebrating the launch of the exhibition and festival with events in Kelvingrove Museum and park over the weekend of 21 and 22 April.

Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival, 12 May – 3 June

We will be celebrating the Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival with a range of events all themed around wildlife and the environment. 

Each year we have over 40 groups involved in running a variety of events, including art installations, wildlife-themed walks, canoe trips and citizen science activities. These take places in all sizes of green spaces, from community pocket gardens to school grounds and parks.

Events this year include bioblitzes, the creation of pollinator highways and green roofs, soup-offs and food growing, butterfly and invertebrate workshops, garden fetes, art installations, gardening workshops, wildlife walks, canoe trips and bike rides. 

For more information on what you can do in your local green space or garden, download our community pack and species ID sheet. 

To keep to date see our events listing page as well as our Glasgow Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter– we’re @RSPBGlasgow and we’ll be using the hashtag  #GlasgowWildFest 

Get involved

We are still looking for more people to be involved in their local area and run events. Whether it is opening up your garden, running a guided walk or simply organising a litter pick in your local park, please get in touch at