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March 2020

Saughton Sunday

1st March @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

We have a couple of planned activities today. "Show off your Blooms" - This morning drop-in session will give people a chance to practice staging daffodils for the Spring Bulb Show. It is easier than you think.  Come along and get some helpful hints and tips for your show entries. This activity will be held in the courtyard area at Saughton Park and Pam will be around from 11am (ish) - 12 noon to give you some advice. There is…

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Caley Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony

3rd March @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Please note that this meeting will begin at 7pm prompt. The AGM & Awards ceremony is held in the Lecture Theatre at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  Entry is via the main reception on Inverleith Row.  

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Lecture – “The History and Development of Peonies”. Billy Carruthers, Binny Plants

17th March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Last lecture of the winter programme but by no means least. Billy is a stalwart member of the Caley and is currently a Vice-President. For over 20 years he has owned Binny Plants, a nursery near Uphall, West Lothian, on what was originally the old walled kitchen garden of the Binny Estate. The nursery stocks a wide variety of interesting herbaceous perennials, trees and shrubs but Billy’s specialism is Peonies. He has a range of over 300 of these beautiful…

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Schools and Junior Groups Bulb Competition

28th March @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
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Come along and visit the Schools and Junior Groups Bulb Competition.  As well as the bulb growing competition there are also lots of fun activities for children to take part in: Seed Sowing Planting Craft Activities For further details, see the Spring Bulb Show page of the website.

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schools andJunior Groups Bulb Competition

29th March @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, John Hope Gateway, Arboretum Place
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR
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Come along and visit the Schools and Junior Groups Bulb Competition.  As well as the bulb growing competition there are also lots of fun activities for children to take part in: Seed Sowing Planting Craft Activities For further details, see the Spring Bulb Show page of the website.

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April 2020

Caley Spring Bulb Show

4th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh

For full details of the event, and how to enter, please visit the Spring Bulb Show page of the website.

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Caley Spring Bulb Show

5th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For full details of the event, and how to enter, please visit the Spring Bulb Show page of the website.

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May 2020

Holyrood Park Wildflower Walk – Tuesday, 5th May

5th May @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An early evening wildflower walk at Holyrood Park, led by Stan da Prato. Gentle walk into the main grassland at Hunters Bog. Our main target will be the rare adder’s tongue fern we missed last year as the other vegetation had overgrown it, thus our earlier date. Holyrood Park has a wide range of other plants including rock rose, maiden pink and sticky catchfly. The walk starts at 6pm. Meet in the large car park by the palace. This walk…

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Redcroft Open Garden, Sunday, 10th May

10th May @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Caley members Anna and James Buxton are again opening their garden as part of Scotland’s Garden Scheme. As last year, money raised will go to the Caley Greenhouse at Saughton, so do go along and support Anna and James and help with fund raising for the greenhouse. Many members will know that the garden in May is at its most colourful with rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs and trees, and tulips in pots and many other spring flowers. There will…

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North of the Clyde Day trip – Saturday, 16th May

16th May @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£48.00

Glenarn is a private garden, largely created and made famous for its collection of species rhododendrons by the Gibson family. This garden was established in the 1920s and 30s, overlaid on the original Victorian layout, with some remaining trees and rhododendrons from the 19th century. The garden lies in a protected hollow, falling to the south and west, with a steeply sloping Himalayan glen running its length and providing shelter for large-leaved and tender rhododendrons. There are wonderful views down…

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