Category: Blackford Herb Garden

Sunny Afternoons at the Blackford Glen Medicine Garden

This year we’ll be redeveloping our Blackford Glen Medicine Garden into distinct areas which represent systems of the body and corresponding medicinal plants which can be used to support those systems. We are mostly choosing to use plants which are native or naturalised in Scotland, with some commonly cultivated medicinal imports, and then also some …

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A New Year at Blackford Glen Medicine Garden

This year we will be re-developing our beloved Blackford Glen Medicine Garden. We’ve been renting the space from the Blackford Glen Western Riders’ School for about three-four years now, and finally this year we are ready to transform it into a more functional space. We’ll be choosing and planting the herbs according to body system, …

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Blackford Glen Medicine Garden Starting to Shape up

The last Sunday of every month a small group of us gather at our shared medicine garden in Blackford Glen. After plenty of hard work its now starting to look really beautiful. Yesterday we planted more herbs including Wood Betony, Sweet Violets, Agastache and the delicious Balm of Gilead. More photos to follow next month …

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Dreamy Sunday at Blackford Glen

Yesterday we spent another dreamy day at the beautiful Blackford Glen herb garden. The swallows have returned and flew overhead, and we were blessed with lots of greetings from new lambs and frolicking horses. Such a beautiful place. Everything is starting to blossom now.

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Blackford Glen Herb Garden

A small bunch of us in Edinburgh have started looking after this little patch of land attached to a farm in Blackford Glen. For those from further afield, a glen is a valley, and this glen sits between the beautiful Hermitage of Braid and the Braid Hills. A very special place for a herb garden! …

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