March was a busy month for the Friends Group with our second AGM held at North Edinburgh Arts, and outreach community gardening work flourishing in Pilton and Muirhouse. NEArts garden developing. Great to meet like-minded people keen to discuss local environmental issues and get involved. Inspiration from community led organisations like Granton Community Gardeners, regenerating greenspaces, growing more fruit, veggies, herbs and flowers around North Edinburgh.
April has started with sunshine and Friends Group members are excited to announce the latest news: in the upcoming months Granton Castle Walled Garden is to be opened to small visitor groups and workparties (by invitation only at first). Developers EDI Group ltd have worked hard over the spring to make the walled garden safe and accessible to community members keen to get started inside. Our proposed Date of Entry is now the 27th April, fingers crossed.
Earlier this month we visited the garden site along with Historic Environment Scotland staff to chat about a few ideas and activities as part of Scotland’s Urban Past
Our ‘History’ branch are making plans for possible archaeological investigation, garden interpretation and ways we could raise awareness of this heritage environment.
Weekly gardening and environmental activities to involve local people and meetings to plan things at the walled garden are high on the agenda. Keep a look out for dates to follow soon!
Join in for free and help shape and restore this historic garden for future generations to enjoy.