Fun festivities for green-fingered garden-goers

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GREENBANK gardens is set to get very silly this weekend in honour of the popular southside attraction’s 250th anniversary.

Many strange things are set to happen during the event dubbed the Festival of Frolics — and National Trust Scotland is enlisting the help of local children to regain control of Greenbank during a couple of activity-filled days.

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The event commemorates the garden’s redevelopment in the 1960s in a two day visual arts and performance showcase suitable for kids of all ages.

Councillor Tony Buchanan visited the gardens this week with his 18-month-old grandson, Caleb.

Tony told The Extra: “Under fives go for free and this is a great family fun day out that is designed to cater for all 
needs.

“It is the perfect way to end the summer holidays with the family.”

A naked chef, a shoal of man-sized fish and a steaming pile of something unmentionable arejust some of the things you’ll find in the gardens this weekend.

Visitors must report to the bus conductor at the park and ride facility at Williamwood high school — where the clue trail starts.

Creative producer Zoe Bottrell said: “Mysterious guides will then explain the challenge ahead that involves following a trial and solving an elemental riddle in order to tame the garden.”

Visit the Festival of Frolics website for more details.