Our meetings

Our meetings are normally held in Dreghorn Loan Hall (upper hall), Dreghorn Loan, at 8 pm.

Schedule of events 2017-18

Monday 25 September 2017
Tiphereth: A talk on the work of Tiphereth by Sandy Walton

Saturday 7 October 2017
Autumn Plant Sale & Coffee Morning
10am – 12 noon in St Cuthbert’s Episcopal Church, Westgarth Avenue

Monday 23 October 2017
Glendoick – Garden Plants for Scotland by Kenneth Cox

Monday 27 November 2017
Growing Fruit and Vegetables at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh by Ben Dell, RBGE

Monday 11 December 2017
Christmas Party

Monday 22 January 2018
The Botanics Cottage – History in the remaking by Gerry Gallagher, RBGE

Monday 26 February 2018
Propagation by Clare Reaney, Dundee Botanic Garden

Monday 26 March 2018
Members’ Evening comprising 3 short presentations:
‘Gardens of Barbados’ by Susan Plag
‘The Alameda: Gibraltar Botanic Garden’ by Mary and Jonathan Davey
‘Gardening with a difference – try Ardnamurchan’ by Penny McKee

Monday 23 April 2018
Annual General Meeting and display of members’ work

Tuesday 8 May
Evening Garden Event
A visit to Kevock Garden,16 Kevock Road, Lasswade EH18 1HT at the invitation of Stella Rankin. Plant stall & on-line catalogue. Refreshments served.  £5 per head.  Own transport - lifts can be arranged. Park alongside the wall at no 14. 6.30 pm start.
Contact Bryan Dale to book - treasurer@colintongardens.org

Saturday 2 June
Local Open Gardens
We have been kindly invited to visit the following gardens: 10 am to 12 noon
   1.  Robin and Gail Aston, 1 Spylaw Park. Plant sale here
   2.  Morag and Lawrence Marshall, 14 Spylaw Park. Teas served here
   3.  David and Maggie Robinson, 16 Gillespie Road. Park on Pentland Ave
Please deposit plants at the Astons’ house from 9 to 9.30 am on the day

Saturday 7 July
Summer Outing
A whole day outing to two gardens in East Fife. Firstly Cambo, where we
will have coffee and scones on arrival (new visitor centre / café) followed
by a garden tour. You may buy lunch in the café or bring a picnic lunch.
Then we will visit Teasses Estate (SE of Ceres) where the Head Gardener
will conduct a tour. It is an hour’s drive back to Colinton (toilet on coach).
We depart Westgarth Avenue at 9.00 am PROMPT, returning around 5 pm