Suntrap Garden

Opening Hours

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



Oh, what a beautiful lawn!
March 11, 2009, 11:03 am
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It’s hard to imagine at this time of year what the garden will look like when all the leaves are back on the trees, the shrubs are flowering, the grass is green and lush and the sun is shining.

However, you can be thinking about how to achieve this.

If you’re fed up with your grass never quite looking the way you want it, you keep buying lawn seed and fertiliser from the garden centre and you leave it in the shed not too sure what to do with it.  Why not come along this Saturday, March 14, to Suntrap Garden and find out the correct ways to look after your grass.  It’s a practical workshop showing you what to do and not do.   It starts at 10.00 am and finishes at 12 noon.  It only costs £6.00, less than yet another box of fertiliser.  If you’re interested give John a call on 0131 331 7283 or email him,

Night Classes and Workshops at Suntrap


Saturday 10.00am – 12.00 Noon

£6 plus the cost of materials

All classes take place at Suntrap Garden, Gogarburn,

EXCEPT for the Apple Pruning on the 7th February (return mid afternoon).

Saturday 7th February Willie Duncan’s Apple Pruning Work Shop”

Meet at Suntrap Garden car park 9.15am. Mini bus transport to Willie’s garden at Drumeldrie in Fife. There will be a £2 cost per person for transport. Bring packed lunch, hot drink, warm clothes, strong footwear and secateurs. (Limited places)

Saturdays 14th 21th 28th February “Flower Arranging”

For beginners or for people who just want to improve their flower arranging skills and at the end of the three Saturdays students will feel more confident in arranging flowers. (N.B. Cost of flowers & materials extra)
Saturday March 14th “Turf Wars” Caring for your lawn, what to do and what not to do?

Saturday April 18th “Vegetable and fruit growing in a small space” Container vegetable growing.

Saturday May 16th “Hanging gardens of Babylon “Tom Hardwick’s version” Practical workshop planting up containers and baskets for Summer.  Containers, baskets and plants additional cost.

Evening classes

(7pm to 9pm)

‘Design Your Own Garden 11 weeks starting 22nd April £105

‘Amateur Gardening 10 weeks beginning 23rd April £ 80

To Book Workshops or Evening Classes or for more information contact:-

Moira at Oatridge College – 01506 864807


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.


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

It’s not even Christmas and our thoughts are turning to Spring