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December 2019

Christmas Event

14th December @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Joint Event with the Friends of Saughton Park.

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Informal pre-Christmas Evening

17th December @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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A chance to relax in the hectic Christmas season.  Come along and enjoy an informal evening; chat, have a glass of wine, meet fellow members. The evening will feature: Highlights of the 2019 Tour of Hampshire Gardens. Wildflower Walks - a short look back and thoughts for next year. Finally,  the most entertaining garden quiz ever (so I'm told) or your money back! Enter as groups on the night. There will be a special prize for winners.

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January 2020

Lecture – “Gardening on the Edge”. Simon Jones, NTS.

14th January, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh, EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Simon is a member of the Caley and a former Vice-President. He had experience in commercial horticulture in the Middle East before being employed at Edinburgh Zoo for 15 years. He has been Gardens and Designed Landscapes Manager for the NTS (Glasgow and the West) for the past two and a half years. The talk explores three beautiful and well-known NTS gardens, namely: Inverewe, Arduaine and Brodick. The talk will demonstrate how these gardens have managed to grow plants that…

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February 2020

Saughton Sunday – Practical Propagation Workshop

2nd February, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saughton Park, Edinburgh Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Plant propagation. Ever wanted to know how to increase the number of your plants without buying them?  Join us for this workshop and discover the joys of plant propagation.  Led by Colin Ainsworth. Colin will lead you through some herbaceous propagation techniques, seed sowing and root cuttings.  There will be two sessions: 11am and 2pm - please state your preference when reserving your place.  Places are limited to 10 people at each session so don't miss out, book your place…

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

4th February, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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 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 are coming.  The weather…

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Bulb Uplift – 16th February 2020 @ 10.30am

16th February, 2020 @ 10:30 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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" - you've been to the Bulb Workshop and planted your bulbs, now find out how to stage them for showing.  Come along and get some helpful hints and tips for your Spring Bulb Show entries and then you can give George Anderson a run for his money! Talk - “Introduced plant pests- A risk for our crops, gardens and environment”. Join us for a short talk given by…

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Caley Annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony

3rd March, 2020 @ 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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