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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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June 2020

Aberlady Wildflower Walk – Sunday, 14th June

14th June @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A day at Aberlady Bay, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for plants as well as birds. Led by Stan da Prato, who knows the local flora and fauna well. We’ll see a variety of coastal flowers, aiming particularly for five species of orchids. Depending upon weather we hope to see butterflies as well. Meet at the small car park or the 124 bus will stop by request. It will be easy level walking on a dry path.…

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Caley Norfolk Gardens Tour – 17th -22nd June 2020

17th June @ 8:00 am - 22nd June @ 5:00 pm
Norfolk, England
£150.00 - £745.00

Booking Information The tour includes coach travel, all arranged garden visits, tours (please find details of gardens visits and tours below) and refreshments, 5 night’s hotel accommodation, breakfast, dinner, and holiday insurance. Our hotel is the 3* George Hotel BW Signature Collection by Best Western. All rooms are non-smoking with en-suite facilities, are equipped with a hair dryer, flat screen TV, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. The coach departs Edinburgh early on the morning of  Wednesday 17th…

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July 2020

East Lothian Gardens – Wednesday, 15th July

15th July @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
£48.00

The morning visit will be to a garden yet to be confirmed. We’ll provide information in due course. This will be followed by a soup and sandwich lunch. The afternoon visit will be to two adjoining private gardens near Dunbar. Bowerhouse is an 1835, David Bryce mansion set in 17 acres of parkland. There are formal gardens with herbaceous borders, lawns, a fountain courtyard garden and a walled greenhouse garden. A more recent addition is a formal pond garden. There…

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August 2020

Margaret Teale’s Open Garden at St Boswells – Sunday, 23rd August

23rd August @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Caley members Margaret and David Teale are opening their garden from 11am-4pm in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and The Caley Glasshouse fund. Margaret and David moved to St Boswells in 2017, starting work on the garden in autumn 2018. They have created a peaceful garden with water; a vegetable, herb and fruit area and herbaceous borders. As the garden is just 2 years old and a work-in-progress, any thoughts and advice would be welcome. As well as the…

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September 2020

Caley Harrogate Autumn Flower Trip – 18th-21st September 2020

18th September @ 8:00 am - 21st September @ 5:00 pm
£50.00 - £269.00

Overview The trip is arranged by Strathmore Travel. We will be joining an organised trip, so it won’t be exclusive to the Caley. We do, however, have additional garden visits planned for Caley members. The long weekend will comprise: Coach travel from various Scottish locations Hotel accommodation, breakfast and dinner Entry to the Harrogate Autumn Show at Newby Hall Day trip to York or walk through Valley Gardens and Harlow Carr Hotel Stay in the Victorian 3* The Cairn hotel,…

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