Spring has sprung but in the gardens we’ve not only been nurturing plants, we’ve also being creating some new structures with wood.   We welcomed volunteers from Marks and Spencer as part of Spark Something Good! to the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens to create some beautiful new planters and signs for the garden.  A big thanks to all the volunteers, Marks and Spencers and Greenspace Scotland for this project, and the funding to support it.

 We’ve also been working with Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust who have consulted with participants on the design of lovely new planters and seating and then built them, providing all the materials and dedicated staff time.   along with our willow hurdles built by John Kyle of Willow Traders, will offer a quiet space for people to use.  John also ran a workshop demonstrating how to build a hurdle, which was very popular!  As you can see, hospital patients, staff and others are already making use of them.

 A big thank you to our volunteers Martyn and Eddie for creating great new storage for our boots, gloves and jackets, from pallets and other recycled materials!  Thanks also to the Greenspace Art Space Public Social Partnership/Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, who provided funding for the willow hurdles and boots/jackets and other clothing.