Redhall Walled Garden Open Day

Submitted by Editor on Sun, 18 Apr '10 7.38am

One of Edinburgh’s most beautiful hidden treasures throws open its gates to the public on Sunday 25 April. The historic 18th century Redhall Walled Garden is having an Open Day as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, revealing the wide variety of plants bursting into springtime life.

Run on organic principles, the six acre site, which features many different types of habitat, is on the banks of the Water of Leith in the picturesque Colinton Dell and close to the Union Canal and features an extensive network of scenic pathways.

The garden, originally the kitchen garden for the imposing Redhall House and its large estate, is rich in historic as well as horticulural interest.

All are welcome to the Open Day, which will offer plants for sale, cream teas and children’s activities - a perfect springtime outing for all the family.

For more info please contact Jan Cameron tel 0131 443 0946 jan.cameron@samhservices.org.uk

Redhall Walled Garden is a SAMH service, which is funded to deliver supported training in ITC and horticulture/conservation to 50 people who are recovering from mental health problems. The service provides a work-based programme and people attend 3 – 5 days per week.

Redhall Walled Garden is at 97 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 2LZ

Open Day Admission £4; concessions £2.50; children free. Proceeds shared between Scotland’s Garden Scheme beneficiaries and Redhall Walled Garden; Wheelchair accessible; Disabled parking & toilets (otherwise parking at the site is restricted to drop off only with free parking available on the Lanark Road.) There is a frequent bus service, number 44, to and from the city centre.

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Telephone (info)
0131 443 0946
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0131 443 0946