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Merchiston Cottage

16 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5EL
Esther Mendelssohn
Current Openings:
Sunday 23 June, 2pm - 5pm (2024)
Admission £6.00, children free.
Nominated charity: Blood Bikes Scotland 60%.
Description: Previously open for nearly twenty years we are happy to open again after a six year gap. Come and enjoy our romantic walled garden within a mile of the city centre providing a haven for wildlife based on a tapestry of habitats including numerous water features. It has been gardened on organic principles for nearly 40 years with productive fruit trees, apples, pears, plums, quince, medlar and black mulberry. Soft fruit including gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries and red, white and blackcurrants all benefit from the pollinating bees kept in hives in the garden which also give us the added bonus of honey. A roof garden devoted to growing fruit and vegetables has greatly enhanced the garden and provided new planting opportunities. Since Covid we have become involved with a new charity, Blood Bikes Scotland and are delighted to open our garden to help raise much needed funds for them.

Directions: Near Holy Corner, opposite George Watson's College School. Take Lothian Buses 11 or 16.

Other details: There will be honey tasting and all being well a bee expert will be on hand.

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