Willow Weaving Workshop

Here are some pictures from the Willow Weaving Workshop held in the garden on the 26th of March. A huge vote of thanks to Trevor Leat Willow Weaver extraordinaire for his time and expertise. Many thanks also to all the volunteers from all walks of life including the Co-op, abrdn, and the Friends of the garden. We hope we have made new friends and enhanced the garden. Quite a few little kids, (and big kids!), having fun with it already. We will be moving onto the next phase of the children’s area, seats and stepping stones, as soon as we can.

The finished articles. The Willow Tunnel and one of the three compost bins. The initiative was part funded by Scotland’s Climate Festival, and we appreciate their support.

Willow Weaving Workshop

Thanks to Scotland’s Climate Festival Seed Fund Grant we can run this Willow Weaving Workshop on 26 March. Please see poster for details and let our secretary, (secretary@hopetouncrescentgarden.org.uk), know if you would like to participate for the morning, afternoon or all day.

This is open to non members. Numbers will be limited for this free event, (donations welcomed!),  but we will try and accommodate as many participants as possible.

Storytelling Event

Scottish International Storytelling Festival event on Wednesday 20th of October “FOLK TALES FROM THE GARDEN” in Hopetoun Crescent Garden, Edinburgh.

Donald Smith, Festival Director conducted a guided walk and talk looking at the trees and plants etc in our garden. Michael Kerins entertained the young children with his lovely stories of “Stone Soup “and ” Wee Tom”

Great to see some of the children from our local nursery schools attending with parents, grandparents and carers.

Michael Kerins tells his tales.

The nursery school Bright Horizons want to help maintain a small section of the garden for us and would like to get some of the parents to generally help on a Saturday from 10.30 to 12.30 weather permitting.

We are delighted with their enthusiasm so another really wonderful side to the community coming together. 

Thank you to everyone who attended our first storytelling event.

In all, a lovely day with good weather.

Our very grateful thanks to all the wonderful helpers who put up and took down the gazebo, sold home baked cakes, cards and mugs and then cleared up as well. Thank you also to Margaret and Stewart Wright for their very kind gift of all the mugs to sell.

Much appreciated. Everyone is now looking forward to getting the woodchip, logs etc in on Monday. Watch this space.

Great News for the garden.

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a “Places Called Home” grant of £4,750 from The National Lottery Community Fund and IKEA UK. A very welcome boost to our work to increase use of the garden through cultural events, regeneration of the barren areas and a sensory play area for children. Follow our progress on this site!

Family Event: Story telling

STORYTELLING

Hopetoun Crescent Garden

Free family event

Wednesday 20th Oct. 11am.

COME ALONG AND ENJOY STORIES

 & ART ACTIVITIES IN THE GARDEN.

Further information  STORYTELLING CENTRE,  EDINBURGH

0131 556 9579. https://sisf.online.red61.co.uk/event/913:3951/