Tag Archives: Granton Castle

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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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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Walled Garden Group Take Steps! – Public Meeting 10th Sept

Our upcoming General Meeting is open to all – hope you can make it! Thursday 10th September, 6-7.30pm, Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, 11 Pilton Drive North. Agenda so far… Stairway to the garden door! When could we start, initial funding? … Continue reading

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June 25th Meeting – Calling all Dreamers!

Midsummer has brought renewed energy and hope for local people determined to save Granton Castle’s ‘forgotten’ Walled Garden from a luxury townhouse development. Latest news from the city council’s planning committee looks really positive, with new rules to stop lengthy delays in … 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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Next meeting after the Easter holiday

Thursday 23rd April, 6-7.30 pm Royston Wardieburn Community Centre (Room F40) Agenda so far Community ideas and aspirations – new additions to our growing list like the solar powered cycletrack to light up at night, recreation of a bit of the … 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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