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A city that turned its back on the sea   

The Edinburgh Shoreline project, part of Edinburgh Living Landscape, is a community based initiative to raise awareness of the rich history and biodiversity of the city’s coast and consider the environmental and economic pressures on it.   It involves artists, specialists and people living and working here creating responses to these pressures including demonstrating how the

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Plant preschool – Granton Hub wildflower nursery

Granton Hub wildflower nursery is a fantastic addition to the community. It’s a great place to meet other gardeners, buy plants, or even just a different place to relax and catch up with friends. If you haven’t visited it yet, I encourage you to go out and see it for yourself. Here’s a little information

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The magic of autumn

Summer has ended and we’re well into autumn now. It’s easy for us to feel downhearted and get caught up in reminiscing about holiday fun and all of the bountiful harvests. Personally, I feel slightly nostalgic about the disappearing flowers and insects, especially the butterflies and ladybugs. However, there’s actually some really nice things that

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My first month – learning about pollinators

I’m a new member of the Living Landscape team, thanks to Community Job Scotland, and have been doing research on pollinators in Edinburgh in support of a project called The Pollinator Pledge. I discovered some really interesting and surprising things and would like to share them with you here. Being a bit of a bug-ophobe

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Design for nature – Green Infrastructure practitioner event

Design for nature – GI practitioner event The Edinburgh Living Landscape is organising an event to establish a group practitioners to showcase the best projects in the city and build a market expectation for high quality green infrastructure.  Organised by Scottish Natural Heritage and Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh this event will seek to form a

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Edinburgh Pollinator Pledge featured on Humans of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Living Landscape has teamed up with Humans of Edinburgh to help promote our Pollinator Pledge. The popular Facebook page is featuring a number of people and groups who have taken simple steps to improve the lives of the city’s insects, including creating new wildflower meadows, bug hotels and other pollinator-friendly measures. We want to

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Granton Hub wildflower nursery

A wildflower nursery is being established at the Granton Hub  on an area of derelict vacant land being transformed into a community garden with local volunteers. The Granton Hub is a vibrant community group working with Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to create a supply of native Scottish wildflowers. These plants are brilliant for pollinators and will

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Wool Carder Bee at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

The wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) is one of the most distinctive solitary bees that lives in the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. During July and August, the Demonstration Garden and the Rock Garden are the best places to look for these lively territorial solitary bees. This bee is worth looking out for as it is

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Potting for Pollinators

Here’s a great video we’ve found by Butterfly Conservation with ambassador Kate Badbury on how to pot plants for pollinators.      

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Pollinator Pledge goes to Gardening Scotland

  The Edinburgh Living Landscape team met with gardeners at Gardening Scotland 2017 to promote their new campaign, the #pollinatorpledge and were delighted with the positive response. Gardeners were interested to hear that with over 160,000 gardens in Edinburgh that they could help form part of a massive network for pollinators. Research into urban pollinators shows that