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February 2020

Saughton Sunday

2nd February @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Plant propagation.        Sorry - the propagation workshop is now fully booked.                                                                                                                                     …

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Winter Fruit Pruning Workshop

2nd February @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bridgend Allotments Edinburgh, Old Dalkeith Road
Edinburgh,
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Our annual Winter Fruit Pruning Workshop will take place on Sunday February 2nd, at the Caley Demonstration Allotment. This workshop will be lead by George Anderson and will take place from 2pm to 3.30pm. Places are limited do if you are interested in attending, please contact rchsallotment@gmail.com to reserve your place.  The workshop is always very popular so don't leave it too long before you book!

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Lecture – “Confessions of a Council Gardener”. Andrew Hogarth, Acting Principal Amenity Officer for East Lothian

4th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Andrew has spent 35 years gardening in East Lothian. He was formerly Area Amenity Officer for the east half of the county. He has always been the liaison person between the council and local groups taking part in Beautiful Scotland. He designs horticultural features throughout East Lothian and has been particularly successful with perennial plantings. He is now responsible for the west half of the county and plans to improve its public horticulture. He received an Employee of the Year…

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Caley Dig Day

8th February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along to Saughton Park and blow away the cobwebs of too many winter days spent indoors.  We are having a Dig Day and all Caley members are welcome to come along. We will be digging, lifting, dividing, potting on and generally tidying in the White Border so, if you feel like some exercise and good company, come along and join us. Contact caleyatsaughton@rchs.co.uk if you would like to come along. No need to book, just let us know you…

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Bulb Uplift – 16th February 2020 @ 11am

16th February @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Did you plunge your bulbs at Saughton when you attended the Bulb Workshop back in October?  We will be removing the bulbs from the plunge on 16th Feb 2020.  Make sure you come along to uncover your bulbs. George Anderson will be on hand to give his usual good advice.  This activity will take place in the Caley Teaching garden at Saughton Park.

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Lecture -“Amisfield Walled Garden – a community restoration project”. Kate Rycroft, Chair – Amisfield Preservation Trust

18th February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Kate trained in Plant Ecology and Landscape Architecture, practising as a Landscape Architect for 18 years, working on a diverse range of projects in both the private and public sector. She has been involved with the restoration of the garden from the outset and has been Chair of the Trust for the past 10 years. Amisfield Walled Garden, near Haddington, of 8 acres in size, is one of the largest walled gardens in Scotland. Built in 1783, it once formed…

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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. Talk - “Introduced plant pests- A risk for our crops, gardens and environment”. Join us for a short talk given by Alexandra Schlenzig from SASA. The talk will be held…

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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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