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This year marks the 250th anniversary of the founding of Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, and the publication of John Byrom’s much-awaited manual on the gardens that are so integral to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. The book is the result of decades of research, providing detailed guidance on the long term management and maintenance of Edinburgh’s 47 circus, square, crescent and informal grid-edge gardens that has remained previously unpublished. These gardens are very special, specifically designed to add colour and vibrancy to the city’s urban landscape – lush green contrasts to the classical sandstone architecture. They not only contribute aesthetically...
The ‘Proposed Dean Valley Renovation: First Phase Feasibility Study’ outlines recommendations for the repair and restoration of the Dean Valley walkway. The Dean Valley walkway is part of a wider historic designed landscape that includes the three adjacent gardens of Moray Bank Gardens, Dean Gardens and Belgrave Crescent Gardens. The designed landscape falling within the Edinburgh World Heritage site is the subject of a Conservation Statement (Peter McGowan Associates July 2015) and a Biodiversity Scoping Study (Sue Bell Ecology July 2016). This ‘Proposed Dean Valley Renovation: First Phase Feasibility Study’ follows on from these two pieces of work and focuses...
People in Hawthornbank on the south side of the Water of Leith have put their weight behind a programme to regenerate their environment. The Dean Village residents, led by Don their newly appointed technical/design advisor, have approved a programme of regeneration of their locality. Don said “The support from the resident committee has been fantastic. We’ve introduced 315 new plants and I’m now working on a series of further measures to enhance the area and make the most of its natural beauty. We love Hawthornbank and it deserves to be seen at its best.” As well as new planting, the...
Friday 16 June Helen Brown of the Water of Leith Conservation Trust led 19 volunteers in a clear up around St Bernard's Well. Luckily the rain held off and a great deal of ivy removal was achieved to allow herbal planting in the beds alongside seating beside the well.

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