Our wildflower nursery is located in the community garden and is a source of a range of native wildflower species available for purchase, such as Rockrose, Violet and Wild Parsnip.
The nursery is open every Wednesday from 10am – 1pm (at the same time as our gardening drop-in sessions).
If you’re interested in visiting the nursery or would like some more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
“I bought a selection of wildflower plugs from Granton:hub, and we planted them in an existing meadow which did not have many wildflowers. The aim was to make the meadow better for pollinating insects, especially butterflies and moths. I was very impressed with the quality of the plants, which were well-grown and healthy, and were very easy to plant in the meadow. It’s great that they are grown from locally-sourced and Scottish provenance seeds, which is important for the survival of the plants in the Scottish climate and soil.”
– Anthony, Butterfly Conservation Scotland
Plant of the Week: Knapweed
Gaelic: Cnapan dubh
A tall, late flowering plant with purple brush-like flowers, which grows in dry grassland. A favourite of bees, hoverflies and butterflies.
- Colour: purple
- Flowering time: June – September
- Type: perennial
- Height: up to 75cm
- Habitat: grassland – from lawns to clifftops
- Suitable for: well drained, fertile soil in a sunny spot.