Thursday, 3 December 2009

Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden

This is the last of the gardens we visited last weekend on the Bank of Reason Walk. Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden is currently managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and is the smallest of their wildlife reserves. It manages to pack a lot into a small area, as well as the pond in the photo above, there is a wildflower meadow and a bee garden, along with woodpiles to offer resting places for invertebrates and small mammals. There is a resident rabbit, though apparently it is shy and it didn't turn out to greet us.

The Johnston Terrace garden was originally founded by Patrick Geddes . In the late 19th century, this innovative thinker devised a scheme to have a network of gardens in the centre of Edinburgh.
You can read more about the Bank of Reason walk here, here and here.

8 comments:

this is my patch said...

There must be lots of inspiration to be taken from this garden. Every outside space should have a woodpile. x

Fire Byrd said...

just wanted to say I've spent the last 30 minutes listening to the birds on the RSPB site. What an utter joy. Thank you for pointing the site out.
xx

Julie said...

I love the pond. There's just something about water, even small ponds, that calms the soul. So much life is there.

The link about Patrick Geddes was interesting, too. We need more people with foresight when it comes to development.

Dave King said...

Alas, I am too distant to make practical use of your posts, but be well assured I shall make imaginative use of them. Keep up the good work.

awarewriter said...

Thanks for the virtual tour. The green in that pond is so vibrant, the pond so still.

Nefertiti,deesse NiLuNoah adoratrice d Aton said...

good photo

good w end ;O)

Ida said...

Nice! :)

Quasi Serendipita said...

Cool shot!