Category Archives: Walled Garden History

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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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

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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

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Historic Scotland enters ‘Uncharted Territory’!

Breaking news, just two days before our Friends Group deputation to the city chambers planning committee, we learned from Historic Scotland that they have almost completed their review of Granton Castle Walled Garden. The great news is that they want … Continue reading

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Save Our Secret Garden! Exhibition from 18th March – 3rd April

Photographs, maps and plans ‘past and present’ from the walled garden and surrounding land on the Waterfront are now being displayed in North Edinburgh Arts café. The latest ‘news’ on our community campaign to save the garden from demolition and development. … Continue reading

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City Chambers Deputation

Group members attended the city chambers on the 26th February to outline the reasons we feel the garden should be protected and restored for community use. Our city councillors were supportive of the ideas we presented and wanted to help. … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Lost Gardens – have we found one?

This book published in 2012 highlights the early history of Scottish gardening including the Stewart era. The emblematic flowers of the thistle and the rose were used as early as 1503 when James IV married Elizabeth Tudor. Our walled garden in … Continue reading

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Grapevines in Granton?

Grapevines growing in Granton? Continue reading

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Late-Medieval Walled Garden in the middle of Granton?

This secret walled garden has somehow survived for over 450 years, through wars and industrialisation, changing fashions in garden design and neglect. Mary Queen of Scots was a toddler when Granton Castle had to be rebuilt after ‘the Burning of … Continue reading

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