Category Archives: Meeting notes & Discussions

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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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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Finding Granton’s lost Castle Garden

A groundswell of opinion is rising in favour of saving Granton’s secret garden from a luxury housing development! Positive feedback on making the garden accessible and productive once more. Survey of Friends Group Ideas will be open until midsummer. Thankyou … Continue reading

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Meeting Notes 2015

The Friends Group meets monthly whenever possible and last years AGM report and previous meeting details are listed below. Get in touch if you want to come along – grantoncastlegardengroup@gmail.com 2015 AGM Report  Inaugural AGM Nov 2015 Action Note 21.10.2015 … Continue reading

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Survey of Ideas and Plans so far…

The group have been looking to prioritise the many ideas generated by local gardeners and historians, and look at how these could be funded and sustained in the future. Please if you can take 5 minutes to look at the … Continue reading

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Friends Group to ‘Adopt a Monument’ & re-open Granton’s ‘secret’ Garden?

January has been a very busy  month for the Urban Detectives amongst the Friends Group. Latest find previously unrecorded ‘ancient monument files’ detailing the story of how the late-medieval castle came to be demolished in 1921. Documents sealed from public viewing … Continue reading

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