Suntrap Garden


People at Suntrap
October 28, 2009, 11:51 am
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From left to right – John Smith, Curriculum Team Leader;  Julie Shankland, Part Time Gardener; Gillian Charles, Part Time Gardener; David Milne,  Part Time Lecturer  and Volunteer Co-ordinator and Jeana Gorman, Part Time Office Manager.



How to find Suntrap

Although the garden has been around since 1957, it’s not the easiest place to find, nestled between the new Royal Bank of Scotland and the Park and Ride at Heriot Watt.  So where exactly are we, well here’s an aerial shot, although we are an inch to the right, google haven’t quite found us either –

Suntrap Garden – //maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=suntrap garden&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wl



Evening Classes and Workshops

EVENING CLASSES 7.00 – 9.00 pm


Flower Arranging Monday 24th August – 28th September (6 weeks) £ 75.00

Set of Workshops for both beginners & those who wish to develop their existing skills;

limited to 12 places. (Materials and flowers extra.)

Design Your Own Garden (11 weeks) £105.00
Wednesday 30th September – 9th December

Leisure Gardening (10 weeks)
Thursday 1st October – 3rd December £ 80.00

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WORKSHOPS

10.00 am to 12.00 Noon on Saturday Mornings
£25 for booking all three workshops or £10 each workshop
(Cost of plants and materials extra)

Winter Containers & Hanging Baskets 24th October
Explore how to fill containers for colour through Winter and Spring. (Plants, compost and containers supplied at cost or bring your own.)

Gardens by Design 21st November
This workshop offers guidance on basic design principles to help you make the most of your garden.

Christmas Decorations 19th December
Help is at hand to create two floral displays to make the home festive and colourful for Christmas.

Be the envy of family and friends. (Materials approximately £25.)

To book or for more information contact Suntrap Garden, 43 Gogarbank, Edinburgh –
Tel: 0131 339 7283 (Answer Phone) or e-mail: suntrap@btopenworld.com

(in association with the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society)



Opening Hours

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

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Open Day – Sunday 24 May

We’re ready and looking forward to your visit.

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Guided Garden Tours with John Smith, Team Leader at Suntrap,

11.00 am, 12.00 noon, 2.00 pm and 3.00 pm

Demonstrations

11.00-12.00    How to plant containers with Ann Burns from Oatridge College

12.00-1.00     How to care for Bonsais with the Scottish Bonsai Association

Garden Advice throughout the day with Brian Williams and Ann Burns

Buy some plants from MacPlants, Friends of Suntrap or from the Suntrap Garden Centre

Scavenger hunt, children’s games and face painting

Meet Eubee the 18 month old snowy owl

Relax with a cup of tea or coffee and some home baking from the Friends of Suntrap



Weather for Suntrap Garden Open Day – Sunday 24 May

I thought I would check out the weather for Sunday, it’s set to be dry and sunny.

It looks like the perfect weather for a trip to our Open Day.

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A busy day in the garden

Weeding and Edging

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Moving Plants

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Watering

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