Tag Archives: local food

Summer events and volunteering opportunities

Lots happening at Granton’s lost castle garden this May and June behind the high walls. On the 16th we took part for the first time in the Power of Food Festival 2018 with great support and wonderful food provided by the World Kitchen … Continue reading

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Midsummer dreaming at Granton’s secret garden, 16th June…and beyond

The Friends Group will be opening the walled garden alongside many other community gardens around Edinburgh this weekend for the Power of Food Festival 2018.  From noon until 4pm on Saturday the 16th of June. Expert local volunteers will be … Continue reading

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Spring News, May 5th Open Door Tours & AGM

Spring has been slow to come this year but visitors and volunteers at the walled garden have been enthusiastic. Joining in with activities like planning and planting the community orchard, preparing the soil in the kitchen garden. 2018 brings exciting … Continue reading

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October news and our 1st ever Door’s Open Day

The equinox has passed and the turn of the season can be felt at the garden with plants beginning to set seed and the bees, birds and butterflies feeding on the last of the summer flowers and fruits at the … Continue reading

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Good News for 2017!

The New Year has brought welcome news to the Friends Group members, and our first visit to the walled garden since 2013. A small supervised group entered at the start of January to assess the garden’s condition, report back to the committee and begin planning some activities for the spring and summer. 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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