The Big Back Garden: From Our Park to Yours

Activity: Other activity typesFunding - grants and income which support research related activities


Since 2020, the Big Back Garden project has been undertaking a series of activities—archival research, local residents’ audio narrations of park events, a geo-tagged on-site/virtual tour, and artistic interpretations of Baxter Park, Dundee—in order to explore the park’s history and visitors’ relationship to public green spaces. The project website can be found here: These activities are part of research exploring how we can learn about parks and wellbeing, to make research publicly accessible and to see parks from a fresh perspective. The importance of accessible public spaces has been increasingly highlighted as a key priority since the COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of social distancing.

The Institute for Social Sciences Research, University of Dundee, has provided funding to produce a short film and accompanying pamphlet, in order to facilitate further public engagement and future collaborations in relation to teh importance of green spaces.
Period1 Mar 20221 Mar 2023
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Wellbeing
  • culture, regeneration
  • Community