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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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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

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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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Friends Group Public Meeting, 8th January 2015

Join up as a member of Friends of Granton Castle Walled Garden and add your ideas and energy! Help us restore the oldest Walled Garden in Edinburgh & celebrate its history and cultural significance, a living link with our past. Royston Wardieburn … Continue reading

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Newsflash – Breakthrough at Last!

It has taken over a year to finally get the amazing news, that planning permission to demolish listed structures and build 17 luxury townhouses in the Historic Garden, has now officially been WITHDRAWN!!!! Our Friends Group members met with the … Continue reading

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save-grantons-forgotten-walled-garden Please note the petition has now closed online after gathering over 100 signatures in just ten days. Click on the link above to read some of the responses. It was started by local people to raise awareness of this rare … 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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