What’s On

Illustrated Talk “A revolution in mapping – the Ordnance Survey, mapping the nation from the 18th Century to present day” Thursday February 7th 19:30

This month we are pleased to present “A revolution in mapping – the Ordnance Survey, mapping the nation from the 18th Century to present day”

Robert Louis Stevenson wrote in 1894 “I am told there are people who do not care for maps,and I find it hard to believe.”

Ian is a retired cartographer who has spent almost his entire working life in survey and mapping. He was the Cartographic and Geographic Information Systems Manager for the Crown Estate Office in Edinburgh.

Entrance to the talk is free but all donations are welcome for the benefit and upkeep of Dr Neil’s Garden.

Miller Hall, Duddingston Kirk, 19:30 February 7th


Garden cafe – now CLOSED to Spring

Hope to see you back in Spring 2019

Christmas Wreath Making and Festive Table Decoration Workshops

Once more we are hosting the popular Christmas wreath making workshops. However, this year we are also running a workshop on Christmas table decorations

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 are:

  • Saturday 8th December 13:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 9th December 2018 13:00 – 16:00

Cost £30 (£28 for Friends of the Garden) Held in the Miller Hall (Garden Café)


Table Decoration Workshop

In addition, this year we are holding a Festive Table Decoration Workshop.

This is lead by Anne McCrossin on the Saturday morning 8th December 10:00 – 12:00. Cost is £20 (£18 for Friends of the Garden).




Booking essential for both: Contact Barbara Anderson on 07854 748013 or email: banderson456@hotmail.co.uk


What happened to the tree

As per previous posts we had a terrible decision to take regarding the horse chestnut tree at the entrance.

This was diseased and after carrying out an x-ray we have deemed that the Horse Chestnut at the entrance unfortunately needs to be felled as it was a health risk













The felling has been done













We now have a significant woodpile £10 per  barrow, £20 per large cross section


Watch this space! Events in 2017

In 2017 we have a number of events planned, details to follow:garden room donations box

  • Silent Auction 23rd May
  • There is a repeat of last year’s successful Bio-blitz on 17th June
  • Tapestry exhibition in Thomson’s Tower in May
  • Jewelry and Felt making exhibition in August in Thomson’s Tower
  • Children’s play in association with Theatre Alba during the Edinburgh Fringe
  • Exhibition of small sculptures in Thomson’s Tower in September
  • Open day to coincide with the Common Riding
  • Garden themed quiz night
  • Wreath making 9th and 10th December. With mulled wine and mince pies!
  • Partridge in a pear tree concert in December


Details to follow.

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