Yesterday while we were walking along the Water of Leith from the Visitor Centre on Slateford Road to Roseburn, we took a detour round the lovely gardens at Saughton Park. We particularly loved this bed of flowers, a lively mix of native and garden species and obviously popular with the local bees and hoverflies! Updated to add: This flower bed was planted by a group of adults who have learning or physical disabilities from the Craighall Day Centre. They have been working at Saughton for a few years and also plant up the 200m wild flower border on the side side of garden as well as grow a range of vegetables in the secret courtyard.
it was such fun we are having another Great Saughton Bear Hunt on 16th
October - 10.00 til 4.00. It's free and all are welcome!
Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the City of Edinburgh Council funds to develop detailed plans to restore and improve Saughton Park (which will hopefully include funds for environmentally friendly pest control in the green houses). They are looking for people who visit Saughton Park to take part in a survey to help them develop these plans.
Updated to add: There is a Friends of Saughton Park meeting on Thursday 4th September -
7.00pm in the Winter Garden and any interested in the Park is most
welcome to come along.
Thanks to Pete McDougall, Saughton Park Development Officer for the updates to this post.
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