See Edinburgh in a green light. Green city walking tours with a local, knowledgeable guide, all with an easy mix of hidden gardens, social history, and how today's residents are greening the city.
We hope you like our new programme of walking tours for 2013.
Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile Behind the historic buildings discover the surprising number of gardens and green 'nooks and crannies', all with a story to tell. See a little-known side of Edinburgh's Old Town in this easy walking tour of approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. "So enjoyable discovering hidden gardens behind the Old Town facade which we never knew existed in spite of living in Edinburgh for so many years."
Meet outside John Knox's House, 43 High Street, Edinburgh. Times: usually 11.00 on Friday mornings, and 2.30 pm on Saturday afternoons. Note there are more tours and different starting times in August - please check our website for details.
Check our website for other occasional walking tours, including -
Edinburgh's New Town and its Gardens Discover the grandeur of Georgian Edinburgh through buildings and gardens designed to impress. Get to know the history of this World Heritage site in this easy walking tour of approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. Thursdays 16 May, 13 June, 18 July, 10 October at 11.00am. Plus check our website for more tours in August.
Healing Herbs in the City Join a local medical herbalist for a short stroll around the city centre, and lfind free, health-giving food and medicine on our doorstep. Saturdays 25 May, 22 June, 27 July, 28 September at 11.00am.
The Patrick Geddes Garden Tour An introduction to the ideas of Patrick Geddes, early Scots environmentalist who coined the phrase 'Think global, act local'. Rediscover children's gardens created over a century ago in the Old Town slums, and find new community gardens too. Saturdays 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 5 October at 11.00am.