Category Archives: Community Events and Workshops

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

Posted in Community Events and Workshops, Community Involvement | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Community Events and Workshops, Community Involvement, Meeting notes & Discussions | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Community Events and Workshops, Community Involvement, Edinburgh 2050, Walled Garden History | 2 Comments

Urban Detectives take up case of Granton’s ‘forgotten’ Garden

Historic Environment Scotland’s expert staff are continuing to work with Friends Group members as part of their Scotland’s Urban Past project. Granton’s wonky walled garden is still a mystery to most people we meet who haven’t heard of it, and can’t imagine it being in … Continue reading

Posted in Community Events and Workshops, Community Involvement, Walled Garden History | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Community Events and Workshops, Community Involvement | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Roman find beside the Walled Garden? 23rd Oct 2-5pm

Tomorrow the Friends group are meeting outside of the garden for surveying & mapping training with Historic Environment Scotland (green bit on the plan below)  We will be there from 2-5pm wandering about with maps & GPS equipment trying to identify where the 2nd … Continue reading

Posted in Community Events and Workshops, Community Involvement, Meeting notes & Discussions, Walled Garden History | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

October Meeting – Blossoming Ideas, and Scotland’s Urban Past

Two years ago Friends Group members first became interested in the walled garden because of the orchard remains & old glasshouses, the space and possibilities!               We felt they still had a lot of life left … Continue reading

Posted in Community Events and Workshops, Community Involvement, Meeting notes & Discussions | Tagged , , | Leave a comment