Opening Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am-12midnight, Sun-Mon: Closed

Glasgow Seed Library

Colonial Seeds

Thu 12 May 2022

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Relaxed event

A brightly coloured illustration of a Scarlet bean plant, showing leaves, pod, scarlet flowers and a pink and black bean

An 1885 illustration of Phaseolus coccineus (Scarlet Runner Bean)

Where do our seeds come from? How did they get here? How have their cultural meanings changed?

Gather for a friendly discussion led by artist and researcher Désirée Coral, about the origins and stories behind some of our most common vegetables.

This month attends to history of the bean, from its origins as a wild vine in the Americas to the thousands of varieties grown around the world today.

The event will be accompanied by a drop-in Seedy Social (5.30-8pm). Both events take place as part of a three course, pay-what-you-can, community meal with Kinning Park Community Kitchen, celebrating all things bean! All welcome.

About Désirée Coral

Désirée is an Ecuadorian-born artist and a PhD student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. A component of her research investigates the botanical trajectories of dyes. She explores and examines early global exchanges of plants and seeds, from the Americas to the rest of the world and vice versa. Désirée is Glasgow Seed Library’s first artist/researcher in residence, supported by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.

Event Collection

Part of Glasgow Seed Library #




Event Type

Talks & Events


Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow G41 1BA


7:00pm — 8:00pm


All ages, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult


Free and unticketed


Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Additional info:

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and there are two car parking spaces available with priority given to anyone who requires them for accessibility. If you have further access requests, please email