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May the wildflowers bloom in our Community Gardens

I just love this time of year as my favorite wildflowers pop their heads up; Anemones, Primroses and Snakes Head fritillary. Life at the Balgreen Community Garden has been very busy over the last few weeks. We had a volunteer work day which spruced up the garden; we reseeded the bee and butterfly bank now the fencing has finally blocked of the dangerous short cut, added some more flowers to the meadow and generally had a litter pick and a weed. Wildlife was instantly appreciative as we saw peacock and small tortoiseshell butterflies and lots of bumble bee. Blue tit were even nest building in the 2 boxes. 

The garden then played host to 6 groups of 30 children from Balgreen Primary School on their outdoor learning day, some created mud are and others joined WOLCT staff for a wildlife hunt along the river bank.

Work at our other gardens in Balerno and Stockbridge continues but keep you eyes open for these beauties



Local History Month events in Stockbridge


As part of Local and Community History Month LifeCare are hosting two FREE history talks. We hope they will help local people gain fascinating insight into the past centuries of an area we all live, work and play in every single day.
Wednesday 9th May – 3.30pm – 5pm
Local historian Andrew Kerr explores the history and architecture of Stockbridge
Wednesday 23rd May – 3.30pm – 5pm
Local historian Caroline Gerard discusses the history of Dean Village and cemetery
The talks will be approximately 30 minutes and following this we will be opening the floor to discussion about the history of the local area. Free event. Tea and cake will be provided. 




Anyone missing an 'A'???

Our Clean up in Leith on Tuesday revealed a huge haul of rubbish again - thank you to the 30 volunteer who attended from our Hit Squad, friends of the Water of Leith Basin and staff from Changeworks. This was all part of our Spring Clean-up and #Earthweek. There are many more clean-ups in Leith for Earth Day on Saturday 22nd April Click on the link below for details of more clean-ups in the area - why not join in

It is just a shame we could not get this A anyone missing an A? Thanks friends of water of Leith basin for the photo. Great to see a healthy clutch of eggs too at the swans nest


Development Site at the Blue Goose public exhibition at the Centre on 25th April 4pm to 7pm

If you are interested in the plans for the Blue Goose Site opposite our Centre, a public exhibition will be on show at The Water of Leith Visitor Centre on Wednesday 25th April from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.

CLICK ON ME for a link to the invitation 


Workday and clean-up at Balgreen Community Garden on Thursday all welcome

Community Planting Gardening & Clean-up task
Thursday 19th April
Meet at the Garden at the back of Balgreen School by the Bowling Club 10.30am
Join the Water of Leith Conservation Trust Volunteers to help us tidy the garden for summer, plant some wildflowers in the meadow and generally clean-up the area. Tools, equipment, tea and biscuits will be provided.
For more information The Water of Leith Conservation Trust 0131 455 7367, @WOLCT