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 17:00)

What’s On

Christmas Wreath making workshops 4th and 5th December 12:00 -16:00

Once more we are hosting the popular Christmas wreath making workshops.

Claudia Pottier, our Head Gardener, will give a demonstration and be on hand to encourage and help throughout. All materials for the wreaths and decorations are all provided along with tea/coffee and homemade cake.

We advise you bring gardening gloves and secateurs.

The dates and times are:

  • Saturday 4th December 12:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 5th December 12:00 – 16:00

Cost £35 in the Miller Hall (Garden Room Café) in Duddingston Kirk Garden . This includes all materials and refreshments

To book please email Barbara Anderson,  banderson456@hotmail.co.uk

Artist in residence

As you may know Brigid Collins is our artist in Residence.

Below Brigid shares some pictures as she works, having been inspired by a poem by Christine De Luca, by the dog rose with its glistening hips in the Autumn sun.

Artist in Residence – Brigid Collins

We have recently appointed for the first time an Artist in Residence, Brigid Collins who for the next year will use the garden and Tower for inspiration in her art work, carry out workshops in the Tower and hold an exhibition next May.


Brigid Collins is an Artist and Educator, based in Edinburgh. She came to Scotland to study Illustration as a post-graduate at Edinburgh College of Art from her home in Ireland, having studied in Dublin and worked as an Archaeological Illustrator on Viking excavations in the city of Waterford. Brigid now practices as a Visual Artist and is passionate about weaving poems and plants together in her work.

Alongside her Visual Art practice, Brigid is a visiting lecturer in the Illustration department at Edinburgh College of Art, course leader of the School’s Outreach Programme at Leith School of Art and External Examiner for the Art & Design Foundation course at The International College in the University of Dundee. She has also devised and led workshops with diverse groups, including at Cornton Vale women’s prison, with displaced Syrian women at The University of Stirling and with delegates at The Expressive Therapies Summit at UCLA, Los Angeles.

Having collaborated with poets of international acclaim, Brigid’s publications include Frissure (Polygon, 2013), in collaboration with award winning poet and essayist, Kathleen Jamie; For A’ That: A Celebration of Burns (2010) with contemporary poets and writers, including DBC Pierre and Kirsty Gunn; A place where thought happens (2006), with poet, Larry Butler and Jewellery Designer, Teena Ramsay and Room to Rhyme.

Duddingston Kirk Garden Room open from 3rd June 2021

As COVID restrictions ease we are pleased to open the Garden Room again on the following days for the sale of refreshments

  • Thursday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Friday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday 13:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 13:00 – 16:00

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – New opening hours from 3/5/2021

In response to Government restrictions being eased, the Garden will be open again on the following dates and times.

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 21:00

The Duddingston Kirk Garden Room, is open for refreshments

  • Saturday and Sunday 13:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday and Friday 10:00 – 16:00

Access will only be from Duddingston Kirk car park.


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