Between them, community groups in Leith plan to plant more than 10,000 crocus, snowdrop and bluebells in Leith parks this Autumn. That’s an incredible undertaking.
Friends of Montgomery Street park plan to plant 3000 mixed crocus bulbs in the park on the 11th of October. Volunteers are set to meet at 10am on the day, and according to their website only a complete deluge will deter the planting from going ahead. Drinks and biscuits are provided for willing workers, and if you have trowels or work gloves please bring them. More information on the event here.
Meanwhile, Leith Links Community Council, together with local schools, and a range of community groups, including Greener Leith are planning to plant more than 7000 bulbs over four days in late October. The community volunteer day is on the 1st of November between 2pm and 4pm. Again, all welcome, and if you have gloves and trowels, please do bring them along. Some time ago Leithers identified more flowers and a greater diversity of planting as something they’d like to see more of as part of our Leith Links Ask consultation about the future of Leith Links. It’s great to see Leith Links Community Council put funding in (alongside a contribution from Greener Leith) to get improvements happening in the park.
Lastly, we should also note that the City of Edinburgh Council are also supporting both events by providing tools and staff support.