Friends Group AGM, 26th Nov – A ‘taste of the past’

2015 has been an eventful year for the Friends Group, and much has happened since we first registered. The growing season drawing to a close seemed an appropriate time to report back on this years events and highlights to everyone, recent news, funds & plans for the future! 2015 AGM Report


Friends Of Granton Castle Garden 1st AGM will be held on the 26th Nov, between 6 and 8pm. Agenda so far.

  • Historic Environment Scotland supported project, Scotland’s Urban Past
  • Eve’s Apple Shack will be providing us with some apple samples and a few surprises to help inspire ideas for the future, & discussion of what we could grow.
  • Planning Issues… Leaving this until last as there is important news.

Intrigued? Come along and find out more about Granton’s ‘forgotten’ Walled Garden. Help support local people trying to safeguard and restore this once productive kitchen garden: dating back to the late-medieval period & the Jacobean era in its heyday.

Some of the Friends Group Members

Some of the Friends Group Members this October, surveying the land and historic walls.

Take a look at some of the historic photographs group members have accessed recently, thanks to a training day with staff at the RCAHMS search rooms. Granton Castle

Please come along to the AGM, get in touch if you have any questions, or ideas you want to add. This is your chance to help local people protect this historic walled garden from a luxury townhouse development!

Hope to see you there!



About Mossytwig

Working in North Edinburgh towards sustainable greenspace development. Community food growing, permaculture, orchards and gardens for wildlife.
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One Response to Friends Group AGM, 26th Nov – A ‘taste of the past’

  1. Mossytwig says:

    An inspiring meeting with 19 folk filling the room with their enthusiasm & thoughts on how to safeguard and restore the ‘Last of Scotland’s Lost Gardens’
    We duly elected our office bearers for 2016, and a good few stepped forward to be committee members and add their skills to the Friends Group.
    The new year is always a quiet time for outdoor gardening activities but we have a few indoor planning and filmmaking sessions planned for the winter, with help and support from Historic Environment Scotland through their ‘Scotland’s Urban Past’ project – how to join in, when & where to be posted soon!
    – An ‘ideas’ survey to for everyone to make comment on some of the sustainable community growing uses we proposed, and more… to follow soon.

    hope to see you inside Granton’s ‘forgotten’ Walled Garden in the new year!

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