March came in like a lion, Volunteers and Visitors we need you!

Our cancelled due to the snow March monthly tour is now on next weekend instead, weather permitting. Saturday 17th March noon until 2ish, come along and see the progress made in our first year, find out more, meet the people involved. Have your say about the latest plans and ideas for the historic garden restoration to benefit people, wildlife and the environment.

February was a busy month at Granton’s hidden gem on the waterfront. Flurries of snow, drizzle and sometimes sunshine all in one morning haven’t daunted our hardy volunteers and visitors this winter. Optimism and enthusiasm seem to be the hallmark of all our volunteers, sometimes joining in on a first time visit with the latest task at the secret garden. A short film made in Feb with kind help and support from Written in Film, helping us document community involvement and progress made this winter February 2018 inside Granton’s lost castle garden 

Snowdrops in the orchard

Spring is definitely on its way with the daintiest of flowers peeping out from the cold earth, still growing despite the recent snowdrifts.

 

The heritage orchard remains at the walled garden are now clear of scrub and ready for a bit of remedial pruning to help bring them back into fruit, even if just a few apples the taste of the past would be worth it. We have plans to regenerate this area for a community orchard.  Good news, twice weekly mini-sessions for volunteers at the garden are back on since the storms have abated. Weds and Sundays from 11-1pm. All welcome to come and help plant the first new baby apple trees which have arrived from Perthshire, thankyou to Plants with Purpose & Appletreeman

Please get in touch via our contacts page above if you haven’t been to the garden before and want to find out more. It can be a bit hard to find.

Or you could just pop along on our next Open Day and chat to other volunteers and tour Granton’s secret garden. Join up and volunteer to dig for victory, we need you!

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About Mossytwig

Working in North Edinburgh towards sustainable greenspace development. Community food growing, permaculture, orchards and gardens for wildlife.
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