Ten silver birches


The scrapstore containers and  Fountainbridge  trees are safely in place!  This operation was not without its difficulties and apologies to any neighbours disturbed in the process.  Rain nearly brought the whole process to a muddy halt, but the lorry was finally dug out of its hole and those of us wading in mud dried out in the end.  The tree move was no less difficult, but you agree it was worthwhile as the beautiful silver birches sway in the breeze and attract birds into their branches.


Pallet building workshop


Join Mo from the The Edinburgh Tool Library and Granton:hub community garden volunteers to learn the art of pallet building at Madelvic House on Wednesday (14 June) 10am-1pm.

This is a FREE event that will teach you the tools of the trade – all materials and caffeine fixes provided! Under Mo’s guidance you will help create pallet raised beds for the community garden, which will go on show as part of the Power of Food Festival at granton:hub this weekend.

This is a free event but please let us know if you plan on coming along, book via eventbrite

Power of Food Festival 17-18 June

grantonhub Power of Food
granton:hub will be joining 28 other community gardens across the city to celebrate community food growing.
We are open from 12 – 3pm on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June; and have plenty of gardening activities planned, a photography exhibition, ‘Cars of the Future‘ art exhibition by Granton Primary School; and free tea, coffee and soup.
We would really appreciate donations of plants for the garden, so if you have any you would like to contribute please bring them along!
We are also using our Power of Food event to participate in The Great Get Together, and will be one of over 100,000 community get-togethers happening nationwide.
Don’t forget, there’s also weekly gardening drop in sessions until the end of June – every Wednesday between 10am – 1pm.

Full May programme

madelvicWe now have a handy programme, listing every activity until the end of May… You can take part in song writing classes, mask making, painting and drawing workshops, bookbinding, yoga and lots more. There are free activities, including our Creative Conversations, the Bookbinders Meet-Up, and the granton:hub Community Gardening Sessions. Come and see the exhibition ‘From the Past to the Future’ every Sunday in May from 12 – 2pm. Members of the history:hub will be able to give you the stories behind the original photos and artefacts from collections and individuals in North Edinburgh.

Download our May programme, giving an overview on a day to day basis

May programme day to day

Download our May programme giving an overview of the activities on offer

May what is on offer?

Garden:Hub teaser

Music by the very talented Lisa Rigby – ‘From a Friend’, taken from her Transition album.
Time-lapse & editing by Gareth Hutchison

Sunday 30 April

from 11.00 – 3.00pm

  • Help to build a Storytelling Arbour from willow, with artist Janis Hart
  • Listen to an acoustic musical performance, with musicians Stuart Clark and Lisa Rigby (12 – 1pm in the Large Room)
  • Take part in Group-Singing sessions and Song-Writing workshops with Creative Facilitator Clare Watson (1 – 3pm in the Large Room)

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Saturday 29 April

from 11.00 – 3.00pm

  • Join us in creating a Community Garden: Plant up a Green Edge of pallet planters with HERE +NOW landscape architects; and work with Leonie Alexander from Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh to construct a Butterfly Garden, create a Coastal Grassland rich in wildflowers and get some veg growing!
  • Create and add your own landmarks to a Map of Granton from your own historical knowledge and personal connection to the local area, with artist Gareth Hutchison
  • Make your own Hand-Bound Book with artist Cassandra Barron, inspired by the granton:hub garden
  • Help design a Mosaic for granton:hub and have a go at making one with Toni Dickson from the Edinburgh Scrapstore
  • Come and experience the history: hub exhibition From the Past to the Future, featuring original photos and artefacts from collections and individuals in North Edinburgh. Maybe you will recognise yourself in a photo and be enthused to add your memories to the history of the area.
  • Be inspired by Edinburgh College of Art students’ latest Product Design and Illustration projects, based on granton:hub and Madelvic House
  • Watch video The Visitor based on a photographic record of a walk around Granton, by Gina Fierlafijin Reddie, with music by Harry Bongo

garden2.PNGOur community garden has received its first transformation: metal fences have come down and a path has been created.
Do come along on Saturday 29 April to help Leonie Alexander from Royal Botanic Gardens and HERE+NOW landscape architects. We will build pallet planters and start with plans for a butterfly garden and coastal grasslands. If you have any questions, get in touch via

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