Park and a Pint – Seasonal Walks in Shawlands

Come to Queen’s Park for a foraging walk looking for plants growing all around us. After the walk, we’ll head off to Clockwork Beer Company for a tour of the brewery and a pint or two – our beer will be brewed and ready in a few weeks.

Edible AutumnForaged Edibles June 2012June Herb Walk 2012

Each walk will focus on the plants that are in season and best used for brewing beer, as well as others which are edible and medicinal. There will be plenty of recipes and guidance on using plants medicinally. Due to variations in weather and the plants, dates for later walks will be confirmed nearer the time – email for details.

RE-SCHEDULED: Nettle Forage: Sunday 24th March  28th April from 2pm

Meet at Locavore, Skirving Street, Glasgow, then head to the Queen’s Park Secret Nettle Grove…


Elderflower Forage: June

This walk with take us around the Elderflowers and to some other plants around in June – expect some Garlic Mustard, Cleavers, Wood Avens, Hawthorn and lots more.

Garlic Mustard May 2012Jack by the HedgeElderflower Sugar June 2012

Meadowsweet Forage: July / August

There will be loads to see in the Summer – come along to find the flowers of the fields and maybe some fruits aswell.

Meadowsweet June 2012


Autumn Berry Forage: September / October

Berries will be bounding and some of the trees we see in June – like Elder and Hawthorn – will be heavy with berries. There will also be Brambles, Crab Apples, Pears and maybe some late Sorrel.

Walks are suitable for all ages and abilities; all you need to bring is your enthusiasm. We will be walking in some of the wilder areas of the park, so sturdy shoes and waterproofs will make it a more pleasant experience. If you use a wheelchair, some areas will be less accessible.  

Contact or 07812 162 155 to book and for more information.


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  2. […] sunny day in the south of Glasgow and a brave dozen set off to Queen’s Park for a Sunday afternoon forage. We started the walk at Locavore‘s new shop on Nithsdale Road and a little home-made […]


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