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 to let us know you’re coming.





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.


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


Looking down the garden towards the building


Willow fencing detail


Looking along the fence



The willow dome, starting to burst into leaf


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


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





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:







Alien slug!



Goggle eyes




Muddy trio



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





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).