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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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