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

E: Info@DrNeilsGarden.co.uk
T: 07849 187 995
(10am-dusk every day, except by prior notice)

What’s On

Garden Open Day Sunday 15th September

The garden will have a special open afternoon to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the “revived” Riding of the Marches through Duddingston Village at 15:00.

This was spectacular last year, for full details see http://edinburghridingofthemarches.com/edinburgh-riding-of-the-marches

There will be live music in the garden, plants from our nursery for sale and Teas in the cafe.

£3 entry including entry to the Thomsons Tower

Illustrated Talks 2019-2020

Over the past four years, from October to March, we have offered a series of illustrated talks on various interesting subjects. These take place in the Garden Room on the first Thursday of each month (except January when it is the second Thursday) at 7.30 pm.

Excellent speakers continue to materialise and this year we have four speakers new to us. Talks last about an hour and are followed by an opportunity to ask questions and to enjoy a glass of wine. 

There is no charge for the evening but donations towards the upkeep of the garden are appreciated.

Here is the list of speakers booked for this coming session:

  • Thursday 3rd October – “Behind the Scenes at Scottish Opera“, Andrew Storer, Technical Director of Scottish Opera
  • Thursday 7th November – “An Edinburgh Garden“, Anna Buxton (talking about her own garden at Murryfield)
  • Thursday 5th December – “Sir Walter Scott – Laird of Abbotsford, Elder of Duddingston“, Professor David Purdie
  • Thursday 9th January – “The Life & Times of Mary Somerville, Queen of 19th Century Science“, Ian Archibald
  • Thursday 6th February – “The Life & Work of John Kay, Edinburgh Portraitist“, Eric Melvin
  • Thursday 5th March – “India in the 1960s“, Robin Orr

 

The Garden cafe – Open until Autumn 2019

The Garden Room is now open again for Summer 2019.

Opening Hours are:

  • Wednesdays: 13:00 to 16:00
  • Thursdays & Fridays: 10:00 to 16:00
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 13:00 to 16:00

As normal there is a great selection of teas and coffees, home baking … cakes, scones and tray bakes.

Soup served over lunchtime

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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