EdinburghSketcher: Redhall Walled Garden

Redhall walled garden in Slateford. Picture: EdinburghSketcherRedhall walled garden in Slateford. Picture: EdinburghSketcher
Redhall walled garden in Slateford. Picture: EdinburghSketcher

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EdinburghSketcher captures the opening of an inspirational herb garden in Edinburgh

Jo Malone London and the Scottish Association for Mental Health have created a new herb garden and roundhouse within Redhall Walled Garden in Edinburgh.

Personally I know how working outdoors can be great for your health, and your overall well being. I love to sketch in the great outdoors, to break free from the computer screen and breathe in fresh air and fresh perspective. So it makes sense to me that gardening can be good for the soul too.

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That’s the theory behind Redhall Walled Garden in Edinburgh’s Slateford area. A beautiful 18th Century Walled Garden within a six acre estate where the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) offers training in horticulture, conservation, maintenance skills, ITC/admin and life skills for people with mental health problems.

I was there for the opening yesterday and was blown away by the good work which goes on within the garden and the beauty of a place I have not been before. I love that Edinburgh and the people of Edinburgh continue to surprise in this way.

It is wonderful that Jo Malone have chosen to invest and work with SAMH to help create a wonderfully peaceful place in the city.

Visit Redhall Walled Garden today and see the beauty at work.

You can see the full sketch on the Scotsman Facebook page.

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