Build the POP Garden – raised bed frame

Event information

Date 11 May 2024

Time 11am to 1pm

Cost Free

Venue POP shop, 28 Hillfoot Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DS

Type Learning & Classes Nature & Environment


We’re building raised beds using a range of durable materials for the new Dunoon Goes POP drinks garden. Learn about the different steps and how to consider your impact on the planet as you get involved with building our new garden. 

In this first workshop, we will build the steel raised bed frame with designer Tom Warren.

You will:

  • Learn how to build a long-lasting steel frame for raised beds, which you can then clad with your own choice of materials. 
  • Learn how to select sustainable gardening materials and think about your impact on the planet in our changing climate. 
  • Help us build our new Dunoon Goes POP drinks garden.
  • Meet other local people interested in learning about gardening.

In future workshops, to be booked separately, we will clad the raised beds using durable materials and then fill the raised beds using a mixture of local and sustainable options, including local wood, compost, seaweed and other soil improvers. 

Why are we making a garden?

We’re making a new garden for Dunoon Goes POP, the soft drinks enterprise based at the POP shop in Dunoon. We want to bring soft drinks production back to Dunoon in a way that minimises our impact on the planet and maximises our positive impact on the community. 

We’ll do this by connecting people to the fascinating heritage of soft drinks-making through practical workshops, growing ingredients and gathering local heritage stories. All workshops are free and everyone is welcome.

Our Funders and Supporters

Thanks to National Lottery players, we have funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund and we’re running two Dunoon Goes POP projects to help us work towards a socially enterprising approach to local soft drinks production. 

This project is also supported by Dunoon Community Development Trust and Grow Food, Grow Dunoon.