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The Patrick Geddes Garden Tour

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April — October

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Celebrate the inspirational work of Patrick Geddes, the early Scots environmentalist who coined the phrase 'Think global, act local'. Rediscover inspiring gardens created a century ago in the Old Town slums, and enjoy modern community gardens.

Following the popularity of Hidden Gardens of the Royal Mile, this walking tour explores another part of Edinburgh's Old Town, celebrating the inspirational work of Patrick Geddes, the early Scots environmentalist who coined the phrase 'Think global, act local'. 

First, the tour offers you an introduction to Patrick Geddes's ideas about the environment and Old Town regeneration. Then, rediscover inspiring Geddes gardens created over a century ago in the Old Town slums, and enjoy modern community gardening projects, including a visit to the normally-locked Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden and a thriving community garden on West Port, still called 'The Geddes Garden'.

Note: We can offer a variation of The Patrick Geddes Garden Tour called Children's Gardens in the Dark Places of the Old Town. This longer walk celebrates the Free Kindergarten Gardens as well as the Geddes Gardens.

Contact details

Greenyonder Tours
44 Claremont Court
Edinburgh
Midlothian
Scotland
EH7 4LA
Length
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Themes
City Walking Wildlife

Tour company information

Greenyonder Tours

Greenyonder Tours is an Edinburgh-based company, offering walking tours around the city that bring you closer to people and places you'd be unlikely to encounter otherwise. We specialise in tours of gardens and green space, and how these special places link into the city's past and present.

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