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Help plant trees in Harrison Park

Harrison Park tree planting

Get your hands dirty and help plant some trees at Harrison Park with Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and Friends of Harrison Park. What is planned is some low, hedgerow-style planting on the bank between Harrison Road and East Harrison Park by the canal, providing a windbreak and giving some year-round interest on an otherwise [...]

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Scenic outdoor gym lands at Cramond foreshore

A gym with a view

Brand new to Cramond foreshore is Edinburgh’s latest outdoor gym from TGO (the Great Outdoor) gyms on Silverknowes prom – billed as the first seaside gym in Scotland. Free to use, there is a recumbant bike, a cross trainer, a chest press and a rowing machine. And all with a great view over the Firth [...]

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Redhall Winter Magic open day

One of Edinburgh’s most beautiful hidden treasures throws open its gates to the public on Sunday 9th December for our Winter Magic Open Day.  The historic 18th century Redhall Walled Garden is having an Open Day, revealing the beauty of a magical garden in winter. Run on organic principles, the 6 acre site, which features [...]

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Dr Bike on Canal 10-1pm, 26/10/13

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10-1pm sees Dr Bike on the canal at the Leamington Lift Bridge today, Saturday 26 October. The mobile workshop will be on hand to check you bike over, oil the chain and pump up your tyres. Sign up to the survey for a free cycle computer or bell or lights for your bike.  

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Early autumn bat walks on the Innertube

A reminder that we are running a free, drop-in bat walk tonight (Wednesday 18 September, 7.30pm) at Harrison Park.  Meet us by the play area, accessed from Ogilvie Terrace, Harrison Road and Harrison Gardens.  All welcome, but under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.  It’s getting chilly in the evenings, so please wrap up [...]

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Community Planting at Harrison Park

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 Join us on Sunday 11 August, 10.30-12.30 for a community planting event, to plant up the new herb garden at the dog free zone accessed by Harrison Road.  All welcome, gloves and tools provided.  For further information, please contact esperanza@elgt.org.uk or on 0131 445 4025

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Chinese lanterns light up Harrison Park (East)

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Last Saturday evening we were treated to an unexpected treat in Harrison Park, with the installation of Chinese Lanterns by Napier University art student Jing Shi. Jing told me that the idea behind the project, called Link, was to encourage greater appreciation of Chinese culture and inter-cultural dialogue. Passers by we’re even invited to construct [...]

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For all those who helped plant bulbs on the paths….

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Over the past two years, Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust have been running bulb-planting sessions on several sections of the north Edinburgh cycle paths, supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery and local volunteers. The most recent section to get the floral makeover was at Fiveways Junction back in November. Those that were planted in 2011 are now in their second [...]

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