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About Mossytwig

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

Peek behind the walls of Granton’s lost Castle Garden.

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Long summer days in July have given the Friends Group volunteers the chance to really get stuck into the garden. We hope to have cleared and prepared 1/4 of an acre by the autumn, ready for a bit of planting … Continue reading

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Midsummer News from Granton’s lost Castle Garden

Our Friends Group were excited to sign an agreement with owners Waterfront Edinburgh Limited at the end of April giving the community access to the walled garden for the first time in over a decade. May and June have been … Continue reading

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Happy Easter and a chance to visit Granton Castle Garden

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 … Continue reading

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Meeting Notes 2016

Our Friends Group meets monthly in North Edinburgh. Our last public meeting at Royston Wardieburn Community Centre generated some interesting ideas, and lots of enthusiasm and support from outside organisations too. Get in touch if you want to come along – grantoncastlegardengroup@gmail.com … Continue reading

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Space to Grow, Learn and Dream

Help our community group get growing in 2017 by supporting our crowdfunding campaign to raise £10,000 for essentials needed to begin work. Read more about our proposals for 2017. Share and donate if you can, Space to Grow, Learn and Dream inside Granton’s lost Castle Garden. Continue reading

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Good News for 2017!

The New Year has brought welcome news to the Friends Group members, and our first visit to the walled garden since 2013. A small supervised group entered at the start of January to assess the garden’s condition, report back to the committee and begin planning some activities for the spring and summer. Continue reading

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Granton’s lost Castle Garden safe and set to reopen!

Last week Friends Group members celebrated a little at the amazing news delivered by Denise Havard and Mark Harris of EDI following our presentation in October. The B-listed garden is safe! The company board and senior management team could see … Continue reading

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Dreams of a ‘Heritage Gateway’ to the Waterfront in Granton

Hopes of restoring a late medieval walled garden and heritage environment in a relatively deprived area of North Edinburgh. Community led regeneration and capacity building to grow a better future within the city. Continue reading

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Community Plans for the Garden – almost 700 sign council petition!

The Friends Group were overjoyed by news that we have reached the target number of signatures needed for a hearing at the city chambers. Thankyou to everyone who signed and shared ‘Save Granton Castle Walled Garden’, we got to 694 … Continue reading

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Botanical inspiration and June meeting news

The newly opened and very beautiful Botanic cottage was the venue for our June Friends Group meeting. Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of group members over past months many positive steps have been taken to raise awareness of Granton’s lost … Continue reading

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