Wreath making workshop

We (Natalie, artist in residence, and Valla, garden co-ordinator) had a lovely couple of hours on Tuesday morning at our first North Edinburgh Grows wreathmaking workshop.





The end results – very festive!



Plot holders wanted!

The work started on the garden and so, our thoughts are turning to the finished garden.

There are four plots in the garden that are for use by community groups. The plots are about 6 metres by 9 metres in size, and how groups use them is entirely up to them: it could be food growing space, it could be a demonstration front garden, a crazy sculpture garden or a relaxing Japanese Zen garden – use your imagination! Groups don’t need to commit to a plot for the long-term – we’re happy for groups to try it out for a growing season. There will be support available on the growing side of things for those without gardening experience.

Here’s some inpiration for you:

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Please spread the word! This is a great opportunity for groups to get their own outdoor space.

We’re also open to proposals for sharing plots or even for groups who’d just like a bed to start growing.

We’d like to invite anyone with an interest to  let us know by the end of the year – we’ll start the process of allocating the plots in January – e-mail northedinburghgrows@gmail.com, call 0131 315 6408 or drop into North Edinburgh Arts.


We’re running a FREE Wreath Making Workshop on Tuesday 17th December 10am-12pm.



Come and join in the festivities in the NEA garden in this free workshop with NEA artist Natalie Taylor making festive wreaths.

This workshop is for adults although children are welcome to come along with you.

There are only 10 spaces available so call box office now to book your place on 0131 315 2151, e-mail northedinburgharts@gmail.com or drop into NEA.

Launch party!

On Thursday we had our launch party for the garden project:

Our little Christmas tree, with the sunset behind it, ready to be lit up. The tree has been grown in its pot and will eventually be planted out into the garden.

Christmas tree sunset


Just before cutting the ribbon, looking out towards the garden from the cafe. What a gorgeous sky!

Looking out to the garden


MSP Colin Keir preparing to cut the ribbon.

Cutting the ribbon


Outside with the tree

Launch party 2

Close up of tree docorations (thanks to Create, Crafty Arts and MYDG!)

Close up of decorations


The heavy machinery is coming in this week to begin the transformation!!