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North Edinburgh Arts launches Autumn programme

August 21, 2014 by


Summer’s almost over, but cheer up – North Edinburgh Arts have just launched their exciting Autumn programme!  The holidays are over but the fun doesn’t have to be! North Edinburgh Arts can’t wait to see you all back again to enjoy our packed Autumn programme. Activities for Children Join Alice in Zoo Arts every Wednesday […]

Granton gardeners get set to grill

August 13, 2014 by


The rain’s gone, the winds have died down … it’s BBQ time! Granton Community Gardeners would like to invite you to their SUMMER BBQ at the Community Garden, on corner of Boswall Parkway and Wardieburn Road this Saturday (16 August) from 2 – 4pm All welcome – FREE FOOD (until it runs out!) The gardeners […]

Gardeners: a perennial favourite this Sunday

May 7, 2014 by


If you are looking for something extra special for your garden then why not visit The Botanic Gardens’ Plant Sale this Sunday (11 May)? It’s your annual chance to purchase from an enviable collection of plants at truly wonderful prices, plus there’s the  Connoisseurs Collection & Home Baking Stall too. As well as finding something […]

Join Pilton’s community gardeners tomorrow

April 10, 2014 by


Yes, it’s that time of year again – time to get growing! Join Pilton’s community gardeners tomorrow morning – lets get those tatties planted!   

Edinburgh College community garden scoops national award

November 29, 2013 by


Edinburgh College is celebrating after winning a national award last night (28 November) for its community garden, thanks to its outstanding contribution to the wellbeing needs of the college and the local community.  The community garden won first place in the Health and Wellbeing category at theCollege Development Network Annual Awards (CDNAA) at an awards […]

Free compost at Broughton High School today

May 15, 2013 by


The City Council is giving away free bags of compost in Edinburgh today (15 May) to thank residents for recycling using the garden waste recycling service. The local venue is Broughton High School’s car park, where bags of compost stocks will be handed out from 3.30pm until stocks are exhausted. Please note that access must be from […]

Botanics plant sale’s on Sunday

May 8, 2013 by


Summer’s supposedly here, and this Sunday provides your annual chance to purchase from an enviable collection of plants at truly wonderful prices. Organised by the Friends of RBGE, there’s also the Connoisseurs Collection and the Home Baking Stall. The sale takes place from 2 – 4pm at the RBGE Nursery, Inverleith Avenue South. Admission is […]

Blackhall Plant Sale this Saturday

May 8, 2013 by


Blackhall Horticultural Society Sale this Saturday The Annual Plant Sale is on Saturday 11 May from 10am – 12noon at Blackhall St Columba’s Church. Great variety of top quality plants at low prices –  and there’s teas and coffees too. Note that the Society’s AGM takes will be held on Monday 13 May at 7.45pm […]

Minister pledges support for community growing schemes

May 1, 2013 by


Scotland’s growing Grow Your Own movement was given extra support by Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead during a visit to Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre this morning. The minister was impressed by the Centre’s Drylaw and Telford Community Gardens project, and after meeting some enthusiastic volunteers Mr Lochhead endorsed the workings of the Grow Your Own Working Group. Made possible through Climate […]

Growing demand produces allotment consultation

April 16, 2013 by


Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has launched a consultation to consider the shape of future allotment legislation following the announcement of Government plans to simplify and overhaul Scotland’s allotment rules. Among the questions being asked are: should councils be required to provide people in their area within a specified timeframe? And should councils have a duty to provide […]