In this the fourth in the series Lost Gardens of Orkney, we explore the growth in Council Housing and the pride people took in their new homes and gardens.
Allotments are rented strips of land mainly for growing vegetable and fruit. They are excellent for those who have no gardens or need more space. During both World Wars the growing of fresh vegetables was an important part of the war effort.
This story features both a family named ‘Garden’ and of course gardens or grounds of what was once Orkney’s Hospital.
Registration for two long-standing environmental improvement initiatives, Beautiful Scotland and It’s Your Neighbourhood are now open until 30 April 2023 and there is no cost to take part.
Orkney Memorial Garden Scheme 1949 – This series will explore the hidden gems of the gardens that have either been lost in Orkney or that have changed substantially since they were first created.
A look back as today, Saturday 24th of September, Arcadia Park, is officially opened.
A 5 year project is taking place which will look at how urban areas can transform into more healthy living spaces.
News from the RSPB on how to clean and what to fill your bird feeders with.
“Here’s the tale…..”
“Work is continuing, exploring and excavating around the outside of the Hall of Clestrain – family home of Arctic explorer Dr. John Rae”