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

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(Open Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00)

What’s On

Pre-Loved Accessories Sale 14/5 12:00 to 16:00

Come along to Duddingston Kirk Hall and browse, buy and have a cuppa.

We have a great collection of Bags, Scarves, Handbags, Hats and Jewellery (no shoes) for sale at bargain prices.

As well as raising funds for the garden, we are encouraging you to buy pre-loved items rather than new. At Dr Neils Garden we are very aware of the damage being done to our planet through climate change (no curling on the Loch for many years!).

The production of clothing and accessories contributes to this. We have recently joined forces with Edinburgh University who are monitoring the garden for various emissions to the air along with other enviornmental issues.

Scotland’s Garden Scheme 7/5 to 8/5 14:00 to 15:00

Admission £3 (free for children up to 16

As well as small independent gardens like ourselves, many of the gardens open under the SGS are privately owned and normally inaccessible to the public. 60% of funds raised go to charities nominated by each garden owner with the remainder being donated to SGS.

To find out more about Gardens Open under this scheme visit: www.scotlandsgardens.org

The Garden cafe will be open on both days with all proceeds going the Christian Aid.

Tapestry Exhibition 7/5/22 to 15/5/22 13:00 – 16:00

Entrance is free

Dr. Neil’s Garden is happy to show an exhibition of small pieces of tapestry weaving by local artists from 7th May to 15th May.

Regg Shumba Exhibition 26/5/22 10:30 to 16:00

For one day only on 26th May. Entrance if free of charge

After years of sourcing and supplying print designs to fashion and interior designers the pandemic, alongside moving to Portobello, presented Regg with a challenge and opportunity to reimagine how to work with the archival fabric designs.

Working from a private collection his driving motivation was that these drawings had to see the light of day one way or another! Regg sees himself has a custodian and curator and it is his pleasure to be the conduit that shares these reworked and restored limited edition designs.

Regg says “I was taken by Dr Neil’s Garden – a beautiful jewel hiding in plain sight – from the first moment that I visited and there could be no better or more fitting place for my debut exhibition!”

Artist’s Talk and Poetry walk, with Brigid Collins & Poet Christine De Luca – 25/6/22

Brigid will talk about her time as Artist in residence at Dr. Neil’s Garden and the work being developed from this, inspired by Christine De Luca’s poems, evolving alongside Brigid’s artworks.

Christine De Luca writes in English and Shetlandic, her mother tongue. She was appointed Edinburgh’s Makar for 2014-2017. She has had eight poetry collections published, the most recent of which, Veeve (2021), is currently longlisted for The Highland Book Prize. Previously, Dat Trickster Sun, (2014), also from Mariscat, Edinburgh, was shortlisted for the UK-wide Michael Marks Award. She also has five bi-lingual volumes published (French, Italian, Icelandic, Norwegian and English) and a tri-lingual pamphlet of poems of Eugénio de Andrade (Portuguese, English and Shetlandic). She is a member of Shore Poets, Edinburgh. Christine enjoys collaborating with musicians, most recently with jazz composer Tommy Smith – and artists, most recently Victoria Crowe and Brigid Collins.

  • Saturday, 30th April (11am-1pm) £15
  • Saturday, 25th June (11am-1pm) £15 (You will have the opportunity to view Brigid’s exhibition in the Thomson Tower at the end of this talk)

The Talk will take place in the Kirk Hall an the Poetry Walk will take place in Dr. Neil’s Garden. N.B. If the weather is very bad, Christine will give her poetry reading in the Kirk Hall.

To book email: mail@brigidcollins.co.uk

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