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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Granny's Green Open Night Report Back

Thank you to everyone who came to the Open Night it was great to see people enthused about the Granny's Green Garden.

The City Centre Neighbourhood Partnership with designer PeterMc Gowan were able to display their plan for the garden.  There will be posters of the designs at the notice boards at the bottom of Granny's Green Steps and in the Grassmarket.

It is hoped that the work will start in March 2011 with top soil going in at the steepest part at the top where the herb garden will be planted this part will also he raised up.  The Herb Garden will be maintained by the Grassmarket Community Project.  It is also hoped that they will be able to make a bench from reclaimed wood.

There will be planting of native hedges and trees and wild flowers.  There will be additions of native apple tree species too.
Residents and members of the Patrick Geddes Gardening Club can get involved in the planting and maintenance.  If you would like to be involved please contact  Many of the existing trees need pruned and the Parks Department are willing to train residents and members of the Patrick Geddes Gardening Club the required skills to maintain the garden in the future.

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