Past event

Our world, your message Entrance to the Garden will be free all day

Join Transition St Andrews and Student Environment Officer Léa Weimann for a celebration of all things environmental at the St Andrews Botanic Garden ahead of the COP 26 conference in Glasgow.

The main event will be a Message Tree in the heart of the Garden, with postcards to write on – every postcard that is hung on the tree will be sent to the Prime Minister by Wendy Chamberlain MP, giving people an opportunity to say what's important to Fife and reinforce to politicians how important these conferences are in making change happen locally.

The day will also showcase Fife-based organisations taking action to improve sustainability, including pioneering work to conserve Fife's threatened habitats, litter and recycling, volunteering, faith-based organisations, and peatland action.

Entry to the Garden will be free all day, with a range of activities taking place, including tours of the Garden and poetry performances.

Visitors will be able to:

  • Participate in a bike-powered juice off with Transition St Andrews
  • Press apples with the Men's Shed (please bring your own carton to fill with apple juice)
  • Listen to poetry readings by former Student Environment Officer and “passionate environmentalist” Léa Weimann
  • Go on a tour of the Garden with the Director, Harry Watkins, to learn about what St Andrews Botanic Garden is doing to combat climate change
  • Enjoy locally made speciality food and drinks.