Suntrap Garden


Opening Hours

The garden is open again on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.

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Suntrap Open Day – Sunday 24 May

The annual open day will take place this year on Sunday 24 May 2009 from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Entry is £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for concession with proceeds going to Perennial, the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society.

It will feature the usual range of events, garden tours with John Smith at 11.00, 12.00, 2.00 and 3.00,  teas and coffees, plants sales and of course, our beautiful garden almost in full bloom.

It’s always a delightful occasion with the garden full of visitors.

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World’s biggest bring and buy sale

On Wednesday 18 February 2009, Blue Peter is hosting the World’s Biggest Bring and Buy sale at the Lakeside Shopping Centre. The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens are helping children grow and eat better food through the Blue Peter’s Mission Nutrition appeal. They have joined up with two other charities, Save the Children and ContinYou, to run the appeal.

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Mission Nutrition wants to help children around the world to eat well and grow their own food. It’s also a great way to raise the profile of the community farming and gardening movement and the work their members do on a daily basis to promote the benefits of growing for everyone.

If you can’t come along to their bring and buy sale why not organise your own. A fundraising pack is available on the appeal website.

Alternatively, if you are taking part and want to let us know about it why not leave a comment below.



Bridgend Allotments Community

Will be holding their Health Project’s Third Annual Potato Day.

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There will be talks, crafts and lots of activities to take part in.  Seed potatoes for sale.  And, of course, there will be bangers and mash.

Why not come along to Inch House Community Centre on Sunday 22 February between 11.00 am and 2.00 pm. For more details give them a call on 0131c 664 9559.  It’s going to be a great day out.



Suntrap Garden Open Day Sunday 24 May 2009

As you transfer dates and put new ones into your calendars and diaries get this most important date in now so you don’t forget and miss this great day out.

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As we begin to get ready for the big day we will post more news.



Happy Christmas

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We wish you all a happy Christmas and a big thank you to everyone who has come along to the garden this year. Whether it be for the Open Day, workshops, classes, to buy plants or simply to have a wander around.

We look forward to seeing you next year, information on classes and workshops can be found on the blog.

The garden is now closed until 5 January 2009, when it will reopen from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.



What a great day….

out we had at Gardening Scotland on Friday. A bit wet in the rain but it didn’t stop us touring the show gardens, spending lots of time in the Exhibition Hall and buying some new plants.

We also came away with a few certificates from the Pallet Garden Competition.

Silver Gilt for Stewart and the pupils at Glencryan School for their bog garden theme.

Gold for Cedarbank for their pallet garden – “The Living Organ” and all the healthy fruit and vegetables you can grow. They use their vegetables to make Soup for their lunch every Wednesday.

Pinewood also won a gold for their garden “The Outdoor Classroom” which was full of lots of interesting plants and herbs. They also won second in show for the group category but were pipped out of first place by this brilliant garden based on Peter Rabbit and aptly called “Mr McGregor’s Garden”



Gardening Scotland 2008

We’re off to Gardening Scotland this weekend, 30 May – 1 June. Why not come and see the pallet garden competition. This year we have entries from our gardening groups, Cedarbank and Pinewood. Stewart’s school group, Glencryan, also have an entry.

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It’s a great day out with lots to see and plenty of fantastic ideas. I’m just hoping I’ve enough room in my car for all the plants I want to buy.



A big thank you to everyone

We just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who came along on Sunday and supported our Open Day, that includes all exhibitors, volunteers and of course the general public.

It was a beautiful day, the weather couldn’t have been better. We had more visitors to the garden than we’ve ever had and it’s good to know that the gate money is going to such a good cause as Perennial, the Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society.

We also sold lots of plants and I particularly like this clematis which grows in the Sensory Garden,

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The children’s games were a big hit,

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But for some people that was too energetic and they just lay in the sun

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Countdown to the Open Day

The last few days and everyone is busy. Finishing planting,

hoeing, cutting the grass, watering and some more hoeing.

We hope you’ll all be able to make it. The ladies are busy baking and we don’t want to have to eat all the cakes ourselves. Better just go and check they’re up to scratch though….

See you on Sunday.




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