Due to the likelihood of buckets of rain on Sunday the 26th of August, the Annual Garden Party has been postponed until the 2nd of September at 1pm. Well, it is Scotland after all, please adjust your diaries and if possible, please let Eileen know if you cannot attend.
We had an excellent afternoon in the Garden with good food and wine, courtesy of Tony from Vittoria’s to whom we extend our heartfelt thanks. Thanks also to The 1761 Dixie Style Jazz Band for the music and the weather gods for occasional glimpses of the sun.
Herewith some pictures of the day, if there are more pictures out there, please get in touch we would love to add them.
But Oh, Madam Chair – “Where did you get that hat?”
Unfortunately due to ill health Bill Chalmers has had to retire from active involvement in the Friends. BIll has been a stalwart of the Friends for 18 years and we would very much like to thank him wholeheartedly for all he has done for the Garden. We wish him well.
At the recent AGM a new Friends of Hopetoun Crescent Garden committee was elected as follows. We wish them well for the coming year.
FHCG Committee for 2016 – 2017
Chair: Eileen Dickie
Secretary: Christine Savill
Treasurer: Maggie McClure
24 and 25 September, 13:00 – 16:00 – Doors Open Days
Step inside the Botanic Cottage and discover the story of this special building, with tours at 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 15:30 on both days.
A great chance to explore a piece of Edinburgh’s history.
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Our thanks to;
Vittoria’s for the fabulous food and the 1761 Dixieland Style Band for the music.
More wine vicar?
Our MP, Deirdre Brock gets a pizza the action.
Tree in deep discussion.
Laughter is the best medicine.
The Weegie’s revenge.
The music makers, 1761 Dixieland Style Band
Our Chairman contemplates the future.
Hopetoun Crescent Garden Summer
The garden has had a bit of a makeover in recent weeks with the planting of some shrubs and the labelling of some of the trees. There is now a “tree trail” that you can follow through the garden to learn more about trees.
The Garden has had another reason for good cheer with the awarding of a Green Flag for the year 2016/2017. The Garden received its first green flag in 2009 and we are delighted to have achieve it again. Well done to all concerned.
The 2016 Garden Party
FRIENDS OF HOPETOUN CRESCENT GARDEN invite you and your family to Our 2016 GARDEN PARTY which will take place on SUNDAY 21st AUGUST from 1pm to 4pm. All ages welcome.
ENTERTAINMENT by the 1761 Dixieland Style Band (6 musicians + singer)
REFRESHMENTS courtesy of Vittoria’s
PLEASE RSVP BY 19th AUGUST to: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 0131 556 0903
FRIENDS OF HOPETOUN CRESCENT GARDEN
TWO EVENTS YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN
Digging Deeper: The archaeology of a long lost garden
at the Botanic Cottage
FREE FRI, 20 MAY 11:00 to 12pm
Making a vision a reality: Meet the architectsat the Botanic Cottage
FREE FRI, 27 MAY 11:00 to 12.15