Monday, 6 November 2017

Dean Gardens

Dean Gardens is one of the private parks in Edinburgh, set aside for use by people in nearby streets who do not have their own gardens. Today I was able to visit it with one of my birdwatching groups, as a member of the group is also a member of Dean Gardens! It's a lovely place, covering seven acres of the banks of the Water of Leith and offering a number of pretty paths, stunning views and lovely autumn colours.

one of the paths 

a view over the weir at Dean Village 

the back view of Hygeia (the goddess of health and hygiene) in St Bernard's Well

some of the flats overlooking the gardens





6 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

What a wonderful place and idea!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Are those folks able to plant crops there?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Rabbits Guy - no crops, it's an ornamental garden only. But there are a few allotment garden sites around Edinburgh for people who want to grow vegetables.

Janneke said...

Wonderful idea. I see Dean Gardens is especial for the people who live in the surroundings, for otherwise I should like to go their on a future visit to Edinburgh.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely looking place, I enjoyed your photographs.

All the best Jan

Lynn said...

It's beautiful there. I love the unexpectedness of the Hygeia.