Clearance day at Pilrig Park

FW Balfours Botany Sat 23 August 1030  12pm

Balfour’s Botany: Making Pilrig Park more Wild!

Over the summer months artist Andrea Geile and horticulturalist Rebecca Govier have been working with local groups to investigate the legacy of Edinburgh botanist John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884). Known by some as ‘Woody Fiber’ his enthusiasm for botanical exploration was not just for the discovery of new species, but in understanding ‘their place in vegetation’. Inspired by ‘Woody’, Balfour’s Botany combines both his passion for teaching and the desire to understand a plants ‘place’, bringing this dynamism once more to Pilrig Park.

Clearance Day – at the ‘wee’ play park Saturday 23 August, 10.30 – 12pm in Pilrig Park

Supported by the Friends of Pilrig Park the aim of the clearance day is to prepare the area behind the small play park for native planting, which will take place in September.  There will also be litter kits available to help pick up the rubbish that has accumulated over the summer months.

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This event is open to all – no experience necessary

Join in and join us for a free Working Lunch from 12.30pm

Citizen Curator, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh, EH6 4JT