The Gardens

Address: Edinburgh Napier University, Merchsiton Campus, 10 Colinton Road, EH10 5DT, Scotland
Latitude: 55.933334  |  Longitude: -3.212618  |  Aspect: NNW to SSE  |  110 metres (360 feet) above sea level

The Lions’ Gate

In this courtyard space, adjacent to the university library we’re developing the following; a digital bothy, performance space, social spaces, an outdoor laboratory and classroom, a reception area, bespoke seating and tables, a food forest, a pond, energy harvesting, a medicinal garden, spaces for contemplation.

The Lions' Gate courtyard garden

Rooftop kitchen allotment

The engine room of the project. Here we’ve built; raised beds, a polytunnel, seating, composting, a small re-wilding area, a shed, water harvesting, a herb garden. We’ve harvested; all manner of herbs, kale, cabbage, potatoes, parsnip, garlic, onions, spinach, beans, tomatoes, beetroot, carrots, radish, salad leaves, leeks, turnip, apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrant, tayberry, blackberries, all in a shaded urban space.

Rooftop allotment