Archive for June, 2015

“Tea in the Tower” SUNDAY 14th June

Following the success of the last Gardener’s walk-and-talk around the garden, with tea in the tower, we are hosting a similar event (but with better weather!) on Sunday 14th June from 2:30 to 4:30pm.

All Friends are welcome and encouraged to bring “a friend”.

Cost £2 per head for tea and home-baked cake.

See Support us, Friends page for how to become a friend of Dr Neil’s Garden.

Gardening for health
Saturdays 10am to 13:00pm from 4th July to 1st August

Gardening for health

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Five mornings of garden joy for the over 60s!


  • What’s going on in the garden
  • Cultivation in smaller spaces
  • Raised beds, pots and hanging baskets
  • Protecting ourselves, knees, backs, wrists etc.
  • Propagation, taking cuttings, root division, seed saving
  • Growing on, planting out


£10 per session on the day. £45 all five sessions paid in advance

£40 for Friends of Dr Neil’s Garden, when paid in advance

For more information or to reserve a place email or call 07849187995

Art Workshop SATURDAY 4th July
10am – 12:30pm

Poster for Sara Beavers Art Workshop

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Local drawing and painting teacher Sara Beevers will be running a workshop in the Garden for painters and drawers of all abilities (age 14+). Please bring your own materials. All levels of ability are welcome.

Price £23 for Friends.

Please contact Susan Mercer on 0131 661 2931 to reserve your place.

Sara Beevers is a very experienced art teacher in Edinburgh.  She is also a keen gardener, and has brought groups of students to paint and draw in Dr Neil’s Garden on numerous occasions.

There is a wide variety of subject for the aspiring artist within the Garden: in addition to the flowers, shrubs and trees, there are several interesting architectural views and of course the longer views across the Loch towards the Pentland Hills.

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