Friday, 27 February 2015

Wildlife Garden, Gorgie City Farm

Alongside the rabbits, the wildlife garden has always been my favourite part of Gorgie City Farm. However, as it is tucked away in a corner of the farm, it has in general often been overlooked by visiting members of the general public. That should all change in the future, following a recent redesign of the garden, which sees new water features, dry stone walls, seating and access walkways added.

The new wildlife garden was designed by Tracy, of the Farm's Gardening Team and opened by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh earlier today. Here Tracy and the Lord Provost are planting a commemorative tree

Not much is yet growing in the garden, but the mural gives a hint of how alive with wildlife it all will be in a few weeks time

While I was there I walked round the rest of the farm. They have some adorable pygmy goats at the moment

I was also pleased to see that the roof of the Farm Education Centre is now covered with solar panels

with a sign explaining the benefits of solar power






6 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

cute mural.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Growing season is coming!

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31604026

I think you will like this story!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Rabbits Guy, great story, thanks for sharing!

sage said...

It is amazing how much solar panel cost have come down and their efficiency has increased. That dirt looks rich!

eileeninmd said...

Great post! The city farm is nice. I like the mural and the goat.. I wish the solar panels were more affordable here. Have a happy weekend!

gabriellebryden said...

Lovely mural - solar panels are terrific, and we have them on our house (but I have a suspicion that we get a little bit more sun here in Queensland Australia ;) - not that it matters that much - Germany apparently has the most solar panels per head of population).