In 2012 The Bothy Project turned a vacant space by the canal in Glasgow into a wildflower garden with a shipping container bothy to create an alternative outdoor performance and events space. The garden hosted a series of art residencies and events up until September 2013 when it closed its gates for good to make way for a student housing development.
The project was funded by Central Scotland Green Network fund and the Stalled Spaces initiative which focuses on the temporary use of vacant land and sites earmarked for development that have become stalled.
The process of converting the space started with the installation of an entrance gate designed and built by artist Calum Stirling followed by a launch party hosted by Tender Bar.
Throughout the summer of 2013 the Walled Garden hosted a series of residencies, events and performances by Alex Frost, Victor and Hester, Sarah Forrest, Virginia Hutchison, Oran Wishart, Alistair Dearie, Aniara Omann, Fanny Wickström, Lauren Hall, Allan Pollock-Morris, Giuseppe Mistretta, Gayle Meikle, Ross Hamilton Frew, Sarah Laing, Dan Monks, Nick Carlin, Bakery 47 and Craig Bayne’s Gluebrew.