granton:hub herbals

granton:hub

We are running a series of events about native wildflowers with the emphasis on their medicinal value. Wednesday morning garden sessions will be complemented by monthly evening walks and herbal remedy workshops.

Visitor Information

Maldelvic House
Granton Park Avenue
Edinburgh
Midlothian
EH5 1HS

The community garden is always open, but we have regular drop-in sessions for volunteers on Wednesdays 10-12. We will advertise the specific times and dates of led activities, walks and workshops on our website. The walks will take place in the Granton area and its shoreline.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

granton:hub is managed by volunteers so we are always looking for people to get involved. We will be looking for people to come along to the Grassroots Remedies led events, but there are regular garden drop-ins and a variety of local history, art and craft events to take part in as well. Please get in touch if you are interested in helping with communications or the set up and organisation of events.

Get in touch

Contact information

Find out more from our website or get in touch directly by emailing [email protected]

Photos of the site

Early stage of community garden

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wildflower Nursery up and running

Friday, August 3, 2018

Monday nettle picking

Monday, March 25, 2019

Spring wild flower remedies

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Monday nettle picking

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Spring Workshops

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

weeding the wild herb beds

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Broadcast sowing Red Clover

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Spring herb walk at River Almond

Monday, April 1, 2019

Potting up Wild Chamomile

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Meadowsweet & Nettles flourishing

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Summer workshops

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

community garden entrance

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Mullein

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Valerian & Meadowsweet

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

St John's Wort

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

2nd herb walk with ESP

Monday, June 10, 2019

Harvesting Nettles & Meadowsweet

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Meadowsweet in flower

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Valerian & Mullein bed

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Mullein coming into flower

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

FITR cooking food in the garden

Monday, July 15, 2019

A garden stew cooked by FITR

Monday, July 15, 2019

Couscous & herb garden salad

Monday, July 15, 2019

FITR food served up!

Monday, July 15, 2019

FITR food served up!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Harvesting Plantain & Mugwort

Monday, July 15, 2019

Harvesting herbs for ointments

Monday, July 15, 2019

Tending to the herbs

Monday, July 15, 2019

Soothing plantain bites balm

Monday, July 15, 2019

Red Clover coming into flower

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Marsh Mallow in flower

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Planting Self Heal

Monday, August 12, 2019

Wee ones in the garden

Monday, August 12, 2019

Making herbal creams

Monday, August 12, 2019

Making herbal creams

Monday, August 12, 2019

Story time

Monday, August 12, 2019

Self Heal going to seed

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

St John's Wort in flower and seed

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Making signs for the garden herbs

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Slate wild herb signs

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Our Autumn herb walk

Monday, September 16, 2019

Local community bakery at event

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Folks starting to arrive

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Clay wildflower tiles

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Clay wildflower tiles drying

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Storytelling in the sunshine

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Making wildflower lino cuts

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wild flowers for sale

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Carragean leaf printing

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Fungi Walk poster

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Fungi Walk with Ali Murfitt

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Turkey Tail fungus

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Granton hub Herbals celebration

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Fungi walk

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Making Infused Herbal Vinegars

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Starting young

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Our first remedy made

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Teas dried from the garden

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Valerian & Marshmallow lino cuts

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Wild flower printing

Saturday, September 28, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Ali Murfitt of Our Living Land led a Fungi walk up Corstorphine Hill. 28/09/2019 - 15:00 16 Mixed ages
We held a Granton:hub herbals celebration with wildflower inspired storytelling & crafts for the family long with a plant sale & food. 28/09/2019 - 11:00 60 Mixed ages
Our Autumnal herb walk with the Edinburgh Shoreline Project along the North Shore of the city for berry season! 16/09/2019 - 18:00 6 Mixed ages
In our last gardening session in the series we tended to the herbs and then created more permanent signs for them to last through the winter 04/09/2019 - 10:00 2 Mixed ages
In this session, after tending to the plants we turned our infused oils, made in previous workshops into herbal creams for the family. 12/08/2019 - 18:00 14 Mixed ages
In our monthly garden session this month we tended to the plants - lots of weeding and watering and harvested some Mallow leaves for tea. 07/08/2019 - 10:00 2 Mixed ages
'Fork in the Road' bike trailer kitchen joined us cooking food from the garden while we harvested herbs & made Plantain & Mugwort ointments. 15/07/2019 - 18:00 11 Mixed ages
We had a sunny day for our 5th herb gardening session - we harvested lots of herbs to dry for herbal teas and gave everything a good water. 03/07/2019 - 10:00 3 Mixed ages
We held a community garden open day showcasing wildflowers grown with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh & Edinburgh Shoreline Project. 19/05/2019 - 13:15 100 Mixed ages
Our second herb walk along the coast with the Edinburgh Shoreline Project, identifying wild flowers & their ecology & conservation. 10/06/2019 - 18:00 9 Mixed ages
Our 4th herb gardening session weeding and watering our wild medicinal herbs, and creating signs for them. 05/06/2019 - 10:00 6 Mixed ages
Our second remedy making session together creating infused oils and balms in the granton:hub after a tour of the wildflowers in the garden. 13/05/2019 - 18:00 7 Mixed ages
Our 3rd herb gardening session, thinning our wild flowers and much weeding! 01/05/2019 - 10:00 2 Mixed ages
We teamed up with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh & discovered the ecology and conservation concerns of the River Almond. 01/04/2019 - 18:00 6 Mixed ages
We continued our monthly herb gardening sessions, sowing Red Clover and harvesting Nettles together. 27/03/2019 - 10:00 2 Mixed ages
We looked at some of our medicinal Spring wild flowers, discussing their ecology, conservation, and made medicinal herbal vinegars and pesto 26/03/2019 - 18:00 6 Mixed ages
Spring clear up of our herb beds and looked at which medicinal wild flowers we would like to grow this season. 06/03/2019 - 10:00 2 Mixed ages