Garden Party

We’re having a garden party on Wednesday 18th June between 4pm and 6pm and would love it if you could make it.

The flyer below has all the details – pop into North Edinburgh Arts, call 0131 215 3151 or e-mail admin@northedinburgharts.co.uk to let us know you’re coming.

 

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Tyre-tastic planters

Our Garden Gang on a Thursday have been busy creating funky planters out of old tyres – you wouldn’t know to look at them!

These are brightening up the outside of the North Edinburgh Arts building and planted up with edibles – strawberries, calendula, nasturtiums, lettuce and asian greens.

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Our Garden Gang session is on every Thursday from 3.30-5pm – it’s a drop-in creative gardening session with games a snack and hot chocolate, for 8-14 year olds.

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Garden open for business!

Here are some photos of the (almost) finished garden – all that’s left to be done is our exciting discovery area (which is being started this week).

The garden is open and everyone is welcome – please drop by to have a look!

 

Looking up the garden from North Edinburgh Arts

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Looking down the garden towards the building

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Willow fencing detail

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Looking along the fence

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The willow dome, starting to burst into leaf

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Raised beds, with peas, beans, potatoes, oriental greens, lettuce, carrots, parsnips, spinach, beetroot, chard, nasturtiums and marigolds growing!

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Plot number 4 starting to look busy (shared by the Library, Muirhouse Gardeners, North Edinburgh Fights Back and the Community Shop)

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Look out for some before and after shots soon!

Garden gargoyles in the Garden Gang

The first Garden Gang session was on yesterday – our drop-in garden arts session with resident artist Natalie.

This week, the session was focused on making clay gargoyles for the wall and here are some of the results:

 

Grrrr….

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Alien slug!

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Goggle eyes

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Muddy trio

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We also made some signs for the garden that were laminated and put up outside:

 

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The Garden Gang will be on every Thursday after school for 8-14 year olds to drop-in and get creative in the garden (and we’ll have snack and hot choc too. Nom).