Dr Neil's Garden
Old Church Lane
Duddingston Village
Edinburgh, EH15 3PX

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(Open from 3rd May Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 21:00)

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Festival by the Loch 21st August- Programme of events

This event is sold out.

See attached for the programme

Parking is available in Holyrood High School car park between 11:15 and 17:30

As normal NO dogs are allowed other than assistance dogs

IN THE MARQUEE

MC : Steve Harvey—Duddingston Kirk’s Poet-in-Residence

  • 12:00 Opening by Ian Rankin
  • 12.15 The Aberlady Moonshine Orchestra
  • 13:00 Brian Gibbs with Jessica Gibbs & Mike McGeary 
  • 14:00 The Tubby Horse Company
  • 15:00 Rosie Nimmo & band
  • 16:00 Raffle drawn
  • 16:15 The Aberlady Moonshine Orchestra
  • 17:00 Close

IN DUDDINGSTON KIRK

  • 12:30 Veda Runge (violin), Tricia Whyatt (piano) and Colette Woods (flute and vocals)
  • 12:15 Dr Bashabi Fraser, CBE reading her poetry
  • 14:15 The Wintones
  • 15:00 Alfred Leishman (classical guitar)
  • 15:15 June Nelson (fiddle) and Mike McGeary (guitar)

IN DR NEIL’S GARDEN

BY THE DIPPING POND AT THE FAR SIDE OF THE GARDEN

 A programme of children’s entertainment.

  • 12.:30 Clunie Mackenzie and Pete Baynes Stories and songs
  • 13:15 Gordon the Magician, Magic show
  • 14:30  Clunie Mackenzie and Pete Baynes will be back to singalong with children and the young at heart.
  • 15:30 Gordon the Magician is back.

IN TIMES SQUARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GARDEN

  • 13:45 Veda Runge (fiddle) and Tricia Whyatt (clarsach) will play a selection of Scottish airs and other Celtic music
  • 15:00 Arksong – The music of singer/songwriter, Marc Pilley

IN THOMSON’S TOWER’S UPPER CHAMBER

  • 12:45 The Painting Minister and his world. Presenters: Jacquetta Megarry and Keir Bloomer 
  • 14:30 The Painting Minister and his world. Jacquetta Megarry and Kier Bloomer (repeat of 12.45 talk)

ALL DAY

  • Stalls, raffle, tombola, plant sales and refreshments all day

N.B. Some stalls require cash payment.

Nature Paintings by Harry Mafuji 22nd to 27th June 10:30 to 16:00

We’re pleased to present a new exhibition of Nature Paintings by Harry Mafuji

The exhibition is held in Thomson’s Tower, in Dr Neil’s Garden

The Garden of Delight 6th to 29th August 13:00 – 14:00

N.B. There is no performance on 21st, 22nd or 23rd of August

Join us again for the award winning show ‘The Garden of Delight’ in Dr Neil’s Garden.

Previous promenade play

This is an ecological themed promenade play for children aged 4-10 years old and their families.


Tickets through the Edinburgh Fringe Box Office www.edfringe.com or at the door. Tickets £7 or £20 for a family of 4.

If you are able to volunteer as a steward for some of the days of this event, please contact Anne McCrossan 07974382206.


Festival by the Loch 21st August 12:00 to 17:00 – SOLD OUT

To be opened by author Ian Rankin

Join us for an afternoon of eclectic entertainment including music, poetry and storytelling by local artists

Entertainment will include music by Aberlady Moonshine Orchestra, Rosie Nimmo, The Tubby Horse Company, Colette Woods, Alfie Leishman, Pete Baynes, Marc Pilley and Brian Gibbs as well as talks by Jetta Megarry and poetry from Bashabi Fraser.

Our authors’ books will be for sale, or you can bring your own Ian Rankin book to have him sign for a small donation to Dr Neil’s Garden.

Refreshments available all afternoon as well as plant sales, garden advice and other attractions.

The venues will be: a marquee in the Manse garden, the Thomson Tower, the Kirk and within Dr Neils Garden itself.

All proceeds to Dr Neil’s Garden Trust. A full programme will be published nearer the time but tickets are limited. So buy early.

Tickets are £10 each and give access to all events for the day. You can obtain tickets from:

  • Eventbrite, see the Festival By The Loch
  • the Just World Shop in Portobello High Street
  • Garden Room café at Duddingston Kirk.

Scotland’s Garden Scheme 1st – 2nd May

We are delighted to open the garden doors to the public this Saturday and Sunday as part of the Scotland’s Garden Scheme.  An annual event which we had to miss out on last year.  

The garden will be open from 14:00 – 17:00 each day.  Entry cost is £3 (children under 16 go free). 

Plants will be for sale from the nursery and take away tea’s, coffee’s and snacks will be available from the café.

The garden is looking spectacular and we welcome all our friends back to enjoy it.

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