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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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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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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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Sharing Granton’s secret Garden

You may have heard of Granton Castle Walled Garden, but still not know where it is: that it is kept locked up and no-one can enter, or that it is still at risk from a luxury housing development! At the end … 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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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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