‘The New Wonder of Edinburgh’

April 1865: The opening of the Royal Patent Gymnasium was reported in the papers as “The New Wonder of Edinburgh”. This ‘New Wonder’ was the grand design of John Cox … Continue reading ‘The New Wonder of Edinburgh’

Patrick’s garden

Patrick Neill, [1776-1851],  was one of Edinburgh’s ‘Modern Athenians’. Today his name is hardly known. His tombstone in Warriston records that he was ‘distinguished for Literature, Science, Patriotism, Benevolence, and … Continue reading Patrick’s garden

21 Island Street

On the 4th September, at 21 Island Street, Galashiels, a gardener died. This was his garden: Today, the gardener’s home is an empty Bakers Shop. Why might you be interested … Continue reading 21 Island Street

Platform 11

There was once a very special garden located where today folk arrive to, and leave from, Waverley Station, Edinburgh. This Physic garden sat at the east end of the Nor … Continue reading Platform 11