Saying it with flowers
Floral messages of thanks to the NHS and other key workers have been created by local authority gardeners in several public parks in Scotland. In Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh’s floral clock was to have celebrated the RBGE’s 350th anniversary but was changed to a thank you message. Unfortunately, it is not a working clock this year as the machinery was sent for repair which was delayed by the Covid-19 crisis.
In East Lothian, the North Berwick bed also commemorates the end of the war in Europe 75 years ago; this was to have been the main theme, but it was reduced in size to make room for the NHS tribute.
Also in East Lothian, there are tribute carpet beds in Dunbar and Prestonpans.