Events

Scotland’s Garden and Landscape Heritage (SGLH) forthcoming events
[The Gardens Trust (TGT) and other related events follow the SGLH list]  

Except where stated otherwise, tickets for SGLH events may be reserved by emailing info@sglh.org. Once your have received confirmation, you may pay for the ticket by BACS Sortcode 30-25-81, Account Number 11313660, adding your Name and the particular Event to the Reference line in the BACS form.

A walk in the footsteps of John Hope: Hidden Stories of The Meadows

Once the site of the Borough Loch, the Borough Muir has witnessed important events in the history of Scotland.  Guardian Historian Christopher Dingwall and Marilyn Brown, author of Scotland’s Lost Gardens,  will lead a walk and describe the changes which have occurred in its layouts The Meadows over several hundred years. They will also explain its role in the social life of Edinburgh.
Venue Meet at the East end of The Meadows by the entrance to the East Meadows Play Park on Melville Drive EH9 9EX
Lothian buses 24, 41, 42
Tickets cost £5 and can be paid for either on line through BACS sort code 30-25-81, SGLH account 11313660, reference “Meadows”, or in cash on the day.

Visit to Drummond Castle Gardens, Muthill, Crieff, PH7 4HN

After the success of last summer’s visit to the Scottish Borders, we are teaming up again with Historic Houses Association to offer a visit to Drummond Castle and Gardens in Perthshire, courtesy of the Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust. The castle is usually closed to the public, but on this occasion we will have access to the castle, keep and gardens.

Home to the Drummond family since the fourteenth century, the earliest surviving part of the gatehouse keep dates from the late fifteenth century with additions made around the time of the first laying out of the formal terraced garden c.1630 and later. The spectacular terraced garden, one of the most famous gardens in Scotland, with its seventeenth century origin and nineteenth century restoration, is built into the side of a steep hillside below the keep and castle, accessed by several flights of steps. It is important that anyone with limited mobility is aware of this.

The cost will be £25 per person. If you would like to attend please download and complete the booking form and return the slip with your cheque (payable to HHA Scotland) to Lois Bayne-Jardine, Humbie Mains, Humbie, East Lothian EH36 5PW or email lois.bayne-jardine@hha.org.uk for more information. Please include an email address for confirmation of your place.

We will meet at 10.45am for coffee before touring the keep and castle, followed by a garden tour. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the extensive gardens.

Related events are listed below

‘Revisiting Waverley Valley:The new Ross Pavilion in Context’ by John Byrom

Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust invites you to the Annual Evergreen Summer Lecture on the occasion of a public consultation on the proposed new Concert Arena and Visitor Centre in West Princes Street Gardens.

7 shortlisted architectural designs for the new Ross Pavilion from 125 entries from 22 different countries are currently on show in the City Arts Centre as part of an initial consultation which ends on 31 July.

‘Revisiting Waverley Valley’ is a response by the city’s foremost authority on Edinburgh’s gardens, John Byrom, former Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Programme & Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh. John is the author of the forthcoming book, ‘The Care and Conservation of Shared Georgian Gardens’ – September 2017, published by The Word Bank in association with Edinburgh World Heritage Trust.

Venue Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Price Free