Suntrap 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,

Clematis in Sensory Garden

The children’s games were a big hit,

Gillian Playing with the kids

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

Mark relaxing

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.

Open Day Sunday 25 May 2008

The garden is taking shape and it’s going to look beautiful next Sunday. Everyone has been working hard weeding and planting.

The spring tulips have been removed and the new summer bedding plants will be in for next week.

If you’re still trying to think what to plant in your containers and baskets come along and watch the Suntrap team demonstrate how it’s done. You can then choose whether you want to buy the plants to go in your containers or just buy one to take home with you.

There will also be face painting for the kids, beat the goalie and the coconut shy. If that’s too energetic enjoy a stroll round the garden and stop for a cup of tea and some home baking, kindly provided by the ladies from Friends of Suntrap.

We look forward to seeing you.

Spring time
May 16, 2008, 4:45 pm
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I love this time of year in the garden, you can watch the plants grow in front of your eyes.

I came up from the Italian Garden the other day to this beautiful sight. They’ll be away by the Open Day and I thought you might like to see them too.

Flower Power at the Gyle Shopping Centre

Have your thoughts started to turn to summer planting.

What are you going to put in your summer hanging baskets or containers?

If so why not come along to the Gyle Shopping Centre this Saturday or Sunday between 10.00 am and 4.00. All activities are free.

Carol Baxter, of Beechgrove Garden fame, is hosting a Flower Power weekend. More importantly though, Suntrap Garden are holding demonstrations on Summer hanging baskets and Containers. There’s also workshops for the kids, a stilt walker and lots more.