Beechbrae Community Garden FREE Summer Activities
Come along, get your hands* dirty and help us get our community garden blooming marvellous. Open to children, adults and families, just turn up on the day. *And most likely your clothes too. All equipment and materials will be provided. Children of all ages are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.
Wednesday 6th July, 1pm-4pm
Peas and pumpkin planting
Wednesday 20th July, 1pm-4pm
Bird feeders and bug hotels making
Wednesday 3rd August, 1pm – 4pm
Harvesting and food tasting
Saturday 13 August, all day
End of summer celebration
For more information please see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/beechbraegarden
Or call Claire: 07474 419 401 or Sammy: 07494 449483
Community Garden -summer activities poster
Locally Grown Fresh Christmas Trees 12-3pm Saturday 5 December
Join us next Saturday 5th December to choose and ‘cut your own Christmas Trees’. This year we have 1 main variety – the elegant and native Scots Pine, but we also have larger Sitka Spruce for those interested. All trees can be cut to the size you need from 4- 8ft for domestic houses and we also offer up to 16ft Sitka Trees* for commercial premises. We can help cut the trees and have a netting machine to aid with transport**.
FRESH IS BEST- Because you are taking a tree you cut on the day, these trees will keep their needles much longer than other trees and should keep the festive spirit going long after Christmas! Live in Edinburgh? See below***.
Cut your own & collect prices
Scots Pine £25 Sitka Spruce £65
Scots Pine (4-8ft) A classic Christmas tree shape and soft to the touch.
These trees are quite wide and full and are great for people who have lots of ornaments and decorations. This is a good tree for young children and pets.
Ideal for large shop windows or outdoor displays
A beautiful Christmas tree but very spikey (probably not ideal with small children)
If you would like to get your tree from Beechbrae this year send us an email at hello [at] beechbrae.co.uk or turn up on the day.
Where to go?
Beechbrae wood is straight up Heights Rd up the hill past houses and a row of huge old Beech trees on left and the South Gate. We’re just over the crest of the hill on the left at the north gate. Check out our website for a map. www.beechbrae.co.uk/contact
* The Sitka Trees are too large for our machines so will need to be tied with twine.
**You will need to organize your own transport to get your tree home.
*** To the handful of Edinburgh folk who have got them delivered in the past there are a limited number of spaces for home delivery on Saturday 5th from 4-6pm. If you are interested email Ally at hello [at] beechbrae.co.uk to reserve your tree. Scots pines delivered to Edinburgh are £45.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! - Beechbrae Public Consultation
Wed 30 Sept 7:30 & Thurs 1 Oct 11am
Beechbrae wants to hear your views and thoughts about Beechbrae Wood and greenspace in Blackridge. We are doing a village wide consultation with online & paper questionnaires and 2 meetings to chat about ideas and plans. You are warmly welcome to come share your thoughts and ask questions at our community events on either Wednesday 30 September, 7:30pm OR Thursday 01 October, 11am @ the Craig Inn Centre.
Click here to take the survey https://beechbrae-community.questionpro.com
There are a lot of opportunities and ways that Beechbrae Wood can be used by and for the community and we are keen to hear what you have to say. The woodland is for all of us and we want to make sure that our plans for the future reflect the interest of the whole community. This consultation is being hosted and supported by Rocket Science Lab though the Village SOS programme.
You can pick up additional paper surveys or drop off your completed survey in the Beechbrae envelopes at various places in Blackridge (Health Centre, Community Centre, Library, School, Shops, Pharmacy, Pubs, Church & Takeaway) from September 17 until 9 October.