I lead two short nature walks during the course of the event, which attracted small but interested groups. There were also garden walks (focussing on the plants in the herbaceous borders) and history walks. There was live music all day (free music!) and a large range of cakes in the conservatory cafe.
The teddy bear hunt proved very popular!
Here are some photos from the day
the hub of the event
The Phlegm, featuring Saughton Park's history expert Joe on vocals and guitar were the headlining act in the newly restored bandstand.
At the end of the event, a beautiful rainbow appeared!
Coincidentally, my poem Clootie Tree was featured in this month's newsletter from Writers Abroad (Scoll down to read my poem). This poem was partly inspired by the photo prompt in their previous newsletter and partly by the tree in Saughton Park that is decorated with trainers. (Although I'm not currently living abroad I have done in the past!)
Crafty Green Boyfriend and I were on holiday in Dumfries and Galloway last week and I'll post photos from our time away over the next few days. We're also on holiday this coming week, though it's a real staycation now, we'll be staying in Edinburgh and having day trips in and around the city. I'll also post photos from those day trips!