Unexpected Garden: Edinburgh - Dandelion
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Unexpected Garden: Edinburgh

A sculptural garden arch in a flourishing garden with views over a bay of water. A gravel path leads through the garden towards a wooden gazebo.


Situated to the north west of Edinburgh city centre, this Unexpected Garden is based in a truly remarkable location. Lauriston Farm is neighbour to Lauriston Castle, with dramatic views of the North Sea, surrounded by the communities of Silverknowes, Muirhouse and Cramond. A small mound has been landscaped into a gentle amphitheatre, filled with coastal planting and wild crop relatives, that will give a vantage point from which to take in the 100 acres of Lauriston Farm, where Edinburgh Agroecology Cooperative has been working hard to transform empty fields, marking out plots for community allotments, creating wildflower meadows and planting over 9,000 trees. A welcoming place to gather amidst this evolving setting, the Unexpected Garden will feature an earthen event and workshop space, built over the summer, where all comers are invited to help create large-scale puppets, banners and costumes celebrating the local community, food production and biodiversity. Don't miss the resulting musical procession - supported by North Edinburgh Arts - at a harvest event on 10 September.


Dates / Locations

28 Apr - 11 Sep 2022 Unexpected Garden: Edinburgh

Lauriston Farm,
Lauriston Farm Road,


Emerging Creative Producer:
Emma Brierley
Musician in Residence:
Jose Rojas Naveas
Creative Ethnologist:
Gary West