Suntrap Garden


Blooming Beetle on road to gold

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Horticulture Week
05 June 2009

Flower power drove gardening charity Perennial and land-based college Oatridge’s clapped-out VW Beetle to gold at Gardening Scotland.

Co-designer with Oatridge horticultural team leader Ann Burns, Oatridge Suntrap Garden leader John Smith said the most colourful car in Scotland could now be recycled to make an entrance feature at nearby Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway.

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Gardening Scotland – Beatlemania

It was a hard day setting up the beatle at the site.

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Open Day – Sunday 24 May

What a perfect Summer’s day we had.  The weather was beautiful, the garden was busy.

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But, I think Eubee, the snowy owl, might have been the star attraction for many.

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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.




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