Weekend Resource

Front Garden Makeover

theo_pep
Nov 10 2017
Community GardenWeekend ResourceVolunteers

A huge well done to the Weekend Resource and gardening volunteers for all their effort in PEP’s front garden. 

The group have been working hard since August to redesign and brighten up the entrance to the PEP Centre. They have been getting rid of some of the old plants, moving some to new homes and planting new ones, including spring bulbs, feature trees and bedding plants.

Our thanks also to Volunteering Matters for their Action Earth Grant, which has allowed us to make this project happen!

Thank you

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Garden Makeover at PEP

theo_pep
Feb 02 2017
Community GardenNeighbourhood GroupWeekend Resource

PEP’s sensory garden at the rear of the office has always been a favourite spot for people to sit out at and enjoy the famous elusive Scottish sun. But over the years the garden has become more and more wild, with large plants taking over and ivy covering half of the area!


We were delighted then that the PEP Neighbourhood group’s continued working partnership with ‘Edinburgh Lothian Greenspace Trust’ has culminated in the Trust providing funding for the garden to have a complete makeover.


The Trust employed contractors to come in and completely redesign the space, with input from PEP service users, volunteers and staff. The three contractors wasted no time in getting to work and digging out all the old established plants and readying the ground. New steps were built with a path to access the upper levels of the gardens and fabulous planters have been created from old tyres; not only for recycling, but also to enable people with all abilities to get involved in gardening.


The team even created a foldaway work table meaning that potting can be done by the group on site and then be cleared away to make the most of the space. The side garden has also been cleared with a path created to what will be PEP’s soft fruit area.


Whilst there is still a lot of work to do, with the contractors coming back in a few weeks to continue their amazing work, the garden is already vastly different with more light and more space for gardening. Once the work is completed the Neighbourhood group will set to work to plant up the garden once again with the help of Edinburgh Lothian Greenspace Trust and the Weekend Resource will be decorating the planters to bring more colours into the space.


(Have no fear; the removed plants will all be rehomed over at the community garden!!)

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