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Doors Open Day 23rd Sept at Granton Castle Garden - hourly guided tours

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Granton Castle Walled Garden

~20 West Shore Road

West Granton

Edinburgh

EH5 1QD

United Kingdom

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On September 23rd as part of the Cockburn Association's Door Open Day 2017 we would like to welcome you to visit the 'last of Scotland's lost Gardens'. This rarely open late medieval gem, almost forgotten, can be found in the most unexpected of places on Granton's waterfront. Take a short tour around the 2 acre walled garden during its earliest phase of community led restoration, following a decade or more of being left to go wild!

Feel free to stay longer, explore and chat with local residents involved in raising awareness and safeguarding this very special garden. Community members who helped research the historic garden's lengthy history, leading to the recent relisting by Historic Scotland, will be on hand to answer any questions. We hope to have a display of our plans and aspirations for the walled garden's long term restoration, survey of Friends Group Ideas open for feedback and suggestions from vistors.

Some surprises may be in store when you visit this 'off the beaten track' Door's Open Day venue in North Edinburgh as we have been working alongside an inspiring group of artists from ECA this summer, Improvisation Collective. Gardening while they develop their performance piece, sculpture and film in response to this magical heritage environment. Our fundraising plantstall will be there too, cold drinks and a 'taste of paradise' with homemade autumn berry preserves, fresh baked scones and cream!

Please note footpaths leading to the tiny garden door are not wheelchair accessible, the garden still has a few hazards and will only be partly accessible with no toilets or running water. Not safe enough yet for children even if supervised, and no dogs please. A maximum of 15 people per hourly tour.

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Granton Castle Walled Garden

~20 West Shore Road

West Granton

Edinburgh

EH5 1QD

United Kingdom

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