Latitude: 55.93  |  Longitude: -3.21
110 metres above the Firth of Forth

Courtyard garden

In this space, adjacent to the university library we’re developing the following; a living-geodesic-digital chamber, performance space, social space, an outdoor classroom, bespoke seating and tables, a three-bin composting system, a food forest, a pond, spaces for contemplation.

The site includes two water taps, power and data feeds.

The Lions' Gate courtyard garden


The engine room of the project.

Here we’ve built raised beds and composters, assembled a poly-tunnel, seating, a table, a small pond, and a shed with water harvesting. The site has a water tap, power and data feeds. We’ve seeded and planted a small re-wilding area, including a pond. Over the past few years we’ve grown all manner of herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit and vegetables – kale, cabbage, potatoes, parsnip, garlic, onions, zucchini, squash, spinach, beans, tomatoes, beetroot, carrots, radish, salad leaves, leeks, turnip, apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrant, tayberry, blackberries, all in a built-up, often shaded, urban space. The allotment is only 50 feet from the canteen.

Rooftop allotment