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Green Spaces & Old Town Gardens - Full Study Day

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Riddles Court

322 Lawnmarket

Edinburgh

EH1 2PG

United Kingdom

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From the historical gardens of the Old Town to the contemporary allotment movement, via Patrick Geddes’ open spaces survey, this unique all day event, which includes an afternoon guided walk, explores the green heritage of the Old Town.

In the 1590s Bailie McMorran’s House (present day Riddle’s Court) would have had fine gardens to the south as part of its exterior landscaping.

Dr Deborah Reid will begin the day presenting on the projects and legacies of Patrick Geddes’ daughter, Norah, and her pioneering work in opening out spaces in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Allotments campaigner Judy Wilkinson will discuss the contemporary need for spaces to grow and nurture, and the benefits this had for health and wellbeing.

After lunch, Green Yonder Tours’ Jean Bareham will guide us to some of the gardens of the Old Town, with particular focus on the legacy of green spaces advocate and town planner Patrick Geddes, and the local gardening movements he inspired in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

STUDY DAYS AT THE PATRICK GEDDES CENTRE: Using Patrick Geddes’ model of ‘book learning’ in the morning and active learning in the afternoon, our study days explore themes relevant to the history and heritage of our building, Riddle’s Court, or with the many subjects and interests Geddes concerned himself.

As we always strive to work in partnership and with experts in their field, our study days consider both public interest and professional learning.

Lunch is included in the admission price, making Study Days at the Patrick Geddes Centre social occasions to meet new people, participate in discussions and share ideas. *Please note: we also have a half study day (without lunch) available for £20, from 10am to 12.30.*

EARLY BOOKING IS ADVISED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

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Riddles Court

322 Lawnmarket

Edinburgh

EH1 2PG

United Kingdom

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