Volunteering with North Edinburgh Grows

Over winter 2013-14, the garden is being landscaped, with the major elements of the garden being in place by the start of spring. A landscape gardener has been contracted to do much of the work, but there are opportunities for  people to get involved at this stage too.

10th Dec 2013

We’re currently looking for volunteers who are interested in the following activities:

  • Planting of trees, hedging and other plants
  • Drystane dyking
  • Landscaping
  • Building raised beds
  • Growing fruit and veg for the North Edinburgh Arts café
  • Wall painting
  • Creating a composting area
  • Learning about about gardening!

We’re planning on having work days on Wednesdays and Thursdays but if these aren’t suitable for you, please get in touch anyway as we are flexible!

If you’re interested in volunteering with North Edinburgh Grows, please get in touch:

E-mail northedinburghgrows@gmail.com

call 0131 315 2151

or drop into North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court, Edinburgh (next to Muirhouse Library).


Sand Fun with Create this morning- finding out what kids and parents would like for our new Discovery Area

Discovery area - treasure Discovery area - playing

Here’s the ‘treasure’ ready for burying.

And then the buried treasure being dug up!

See our earlier post for adding your own ideas in to our Discovery Area plans.

More Create Sand Fun on Sat 25th and Thurs 30th Jan

Workshop and photos by Natalie Taylor, Co-ordination by Valla Moodie, Assistance by Katie Fulton

Discovery area – give us your ideas!

As part of our new garden, we’re working on plans for our Discovery Area –  a fun, exciting area for play and discovery for children of all ages.

This will be in the area where the play equipment used to be – see the pics below for its location in the garden (right next to the building and viewable from the café doors).

Simplified plan highlighting Discovery Area

What it used to look like:

8th Nov 2013

Our artist-in-residence, Natalie, is working on designs for this area. We’re hoping to make a big sandpit with areas for water play, as well as a buried treasure area. And we’d love some input from local children and their parents/carers!

The Discovery Area will include sand, tunnels and water, and children’s planters. We’re looking for theme ideas and ideas for the buried treasure sandpit. And anything else you can think of!

Underneath is a blank picture of the area, with a link to downloading one for yourself to draw on.

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Blank plan of the Discovery Area

And here’s an idea for the area from Natalie :

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An example of an idea for the Discovery Area

We’d love for you to get involved!

If you’d like to download a blank and draw on it, please bring it in to us at North Edinburgh Arts or get in contact with us at northedinburghgrows@gmail.com with your ideas.