Charity Garden Opening - Merchiston Cottage

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Enjoy code: 479964
Type
Food and drink
Target groups
Elderly, Adult, Youth
Source
TheList
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Available tickets

Sunday
23/06 2024 2:00pm
Merchiston Cottage 16 Colinton Road EDINBURGH
Provided by The List

Details

Previously open for nearly twenty years we are happy to open again after a six year gap. Come and enjoy our romantic walled garden within a mile of the city centre providing a haven for wildlife based on a tapestry of habitats including numerous water features. It has been gardened on organic principles for nearly 40 years with productive fruit trees, apples, pears, plums, quince, medlar and black mulberry. Soft fruit including gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries and red, white and blackcurrants all benefit from the pollinating bees kept in hives in the garden which also give us the added bonus of honey. A roof garden devoted to growing fruit and vegetables has greatly enhanced the garden and provided new planting opportunities. Since Covid we have become involved with a new charity, Blood Bikes Scotland and are delighted to open our garden to help raise much needed funds for them.

This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for hundreds of local charities.

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