A Frantic Friday

Some of the Friends of Hopetoun Crescent Garden committee receiving the “big payout cheque” on Friday from the local Co-op Store.

Great news too, the HCG is to be one of their good causes again for next year. Thanks to all Coop members for selecting us. Join up at the Macdonald Road Co-op.

The garden also had a visit from Edinburgh City gardeners. Lots of holes drilled and bulbs planted, here’s hoping for a bumper display of snowdrops and daffodils come the spring.

Also, during the week we’ve had a local primary school using the garden as an outdoor classroom on several occasions, helped out by committee Member Jenny Bruce. A close by nursery also had an hour in the garden, which the toddlers seemed to enjoy, running through the willow tunnel and jumping off the logs.

Storytelling Event

Great fun amongst the trees in Hopetoun Crescent Garden on October the 19th. Many, many thanks to Donald Smith of the Scottish Storytelling Centre here in Edinburgh and students from one of the last Erasmus projects at Edinburgh College. It was lovely to see the little ones with parents and grandparents enjoying the event and then later watching them play in the sensory garden having fun in the tunnel and on the wooden logs.

Thanks also to the Primary 7A and 7 B pupils of Broughton Primary for making the lovely banners for this event and collages of the garden. Plus our willing volunteers from the committee of Hopetoun Crescent Garden who helped make this a successful day. Still some calendars available, so contact secretary@hopetouncrescentgarden.org.uk or one of the committee members if you would like one, and we will get back to you. Glad to hear that the gentleman who unfortunately left his phone behind has been contacted, and it was returned to him.

Schools out for an Autumn day

A creative day on Tuesday 3rd October at Hopetoun Crescent Garden with Michael Bullen inspiring the children from Broughton Primary about the fascinating history and myths relating to trees. Learning about the size of the roots, the different seed pods and leaves also. Creative, interesting banners for our Storytelling Event on the 19th Oct in Hopetoun Crescent Garden were made with some lovely drawings on plant dyed cloth. A big thank you to the school teachers and classroom assistant plus committee member Rachel Blythe and to IKEA for their “Places called Home” funding for this project. Thanks also to Heather and Jordan for the loan of their amazing gazebo!