THE LOST GARDEN OF PENICUIK

PENICUIK COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECT

RESTORING PENICUIK’S LOST WALLED GARDEN

An initiative of the Penicuik Community Development Trust

FEBRUARY 2012: THE PROJECT BEGINS

In February 2012, after three years of negotiations with the owners Penicuik House Estate, the Trust began a long-term lease on the great brick-built Penicuik Estate Walled Garden. It’s the first step in what we see as a 50 year project for food production and garden restoration.

Look back at a potted history of the Garden

Download our 48-page booklet on the Garden story –with new pictures from the 1950s

Watch David Miller’s television news report on the Lost Garden on BBC Reporting Scotland

Listen to Penny Latin's Kitchen Garden visit to the Lost Garden on BBC Radio Scotland

Listen to the Lost Garden Gardeners Question Time from Penicuik Town Hall with Eric Robson and Ann Swithinbank in the Garden, Bob Flowerdew and Carole Baxter. 

Hear the same panel and Lost Garden audience with a second programme of questions broadcast a month later

Look around at what we’ve been doing since we started onsite

See what’s been happening now and our plans for the future

Take a walking tour of the Lost Garden on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm from the Penicuik House Estate carpark at Carlops Road 

Or join us for a look at other times

Make contact with Roger Kelly, Florance Kennedy, Norma Coutts and the rest of the team

roger@kosmoid.net    01968 677854

or you can speak to the Trust volunteers at the Penycoe Press 01968 673767

or at our Saturday Open House and Sunday Cinema at Penicuik Town Hall

 

“This is the Lost Garden of Penicuik. It’s a project I’ve been passionate about from the day we first put it together in 2009.   I hope you will be too.”

-Roger Kelly, convener and co-founder of Penicuik Community Development Trust

 

For the story behind the Lost Garden’s original creation and decay see www.lostgarden.co.uk/story

For notes on progress with growing and restoration since we took over see www.lostgarden.co.uk/latest

For some images of the Lost Garden over the years since its creation in the 1880s see www.lostgarden.co.uk/look

See The Lost Garden short as shown at Edinburgh Filmhouse  http://vimeo.com/62824408

 pages at www.penicuiktrust.org.uk/garden/the-lost-garden

will show you how to find the garden, how to join a tour, how to help, and more pictures

 

For the Lost Garden Potato Days at Penicuik Town Hall see www.lostgarden.co.uk/potato/days2013

For our original food project perspective www.lostgarden.co.uk/food2009

and the inaugural prospectus for this project  www.lostgarden.co.uk/prospectus2009

 

Pictures of the Garden at its most Lost in July 2009  www.lostgarden.co.uk/pictures2009

 

Our new community shop PENYCOE PRESS in Bridge Street Penicuik handles Lost Garden & Breadshare Bakery produce www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/press

 

 

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THE STORY OF THE LOST GARDEN

 

LOST GARDEN POTATO DAYS IN PENICUIK TOWN HALL 2013

 

LOST GARDEN LATEST

 

Our new community shop PEN-Y-COE PRESS in Bridge Street Penicuik

handles Lost Garden & Breadshare Bakery produce

www.kosmoid.net/penicuik/press

 

Find out more about Penicuik Trust projects at the Saturday Open House in Penicuik Town Hall, at the Sunday Cinema, at Pen-y-Coe Press or at The Lost Garden. There are on-the-spot exhibitions, on-the-spot hands-on crafts sessions for kids and adults, onsite visits and more…

 

Penicuik Community Development Trust is a very active self-supporting voluntary community organization.  It runs its own town centre retail and service businesses, a weekly cinema, a weekly open house and café, and is restoring the magnificent Lost Garden of Penicuik in a 50 year project. 

 

The Trust is responsible for the Lost Garden of Penicuik (incorporating Penicuik’s Food Project), Penicuik Saturday Open House, Penicuik Cinema, the Bankmill Project, Pen-y-coe Press and Old Post Office and Penicuik Vaults  singers.  Launched at a public meeting in March 2005, The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland with company number 380626 and OSCR charity number SCO37990.  The Trust is governed by a 20-strong team elected annually from the Penicuik community. Directors and Trustees are Roger Kelly (convener/chair), Roger Hipkin (secretary 20A John St. Penicuik EH26 8A), Jane MacKintosh (treasurer), and Dave Stokes, Mose Hutchison and Penny Wooding in a managing committee with John Scott (viceconvener), Chantal Geoghegan, Christina Suter, Denis Smith, Doreen Gillon, Florance Kennedy, Jane Kelly, Lynda Smith, Lynn Niven, Marianne Cortes, Marjorie Bisset, Peter Middleton, Simon Duffy, Ulla Hipkin. The Trust's last well-attended Annual General Meeting was 28 May 2013 Paid-up Membership of around 200; Patrons: author Ian Macdougall, actor Gerda Stevenson, Colonel Edward Cowan. Trust official website http://www.penicuiktrust.org.uk  The Trust is a Member of Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) takes part every year in Doors Open Day, and works with support from Penicuik Community Council, Midlothian Council, Midlothian Voluntary Action, the Midlothian Growing Ideas Partnership (including Midlothian Garden Services, Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust, and other garden and food projects in Midlothian associated with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens  and Trellis), from Health In Mind, Tiphereth Edinburgh, New Caledonian Woodlands, Scottish Greenspace and other therapeutic and educational partners. The Trust has been closely associated with the Mapa Scotland restoration of the Great Polish Map of Scotland at Eddleston; and supported the papermaking tercentenary led by Penicuik Historical Society.  The Trust acknowledges its host of dedicated local supporters, far-seeing help in its formative years from the late Fred Edwards, Barry Corlson, and Brennan Soane, its many International Helpers young and old over the years through the HelpX programme, and its current volunteer CO2 intern Abraham Sabido Marchena.  It continues the work of long-standing local enterprise the Penycoe Press, and is inspired by a pioneering predecessor Penicuik Co-operative Association It has personal and mutually supportive links with Penicuik Hunter & Lass Committee, Robert Smail’s Printing Works at Innerleithen, the Penicuik Community Sport & Leisure FoundationPenicuik Community Arts Association, the Penicuik House Project, the Wojtek Memorial Trust, the Scottish Civic Trust, and the Saltire Society, with community groups and trusts in Aberfeldy, Broughty Ferry, Gorebridge and Moffat, with Penicuik’s twin town at L’Isle-sur-la Sorgue,Vaucluse, Provence, with Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec and with the Papeterie St-Armand in Montreal. The Trust can be contacted through the trustee-directors and at its main day-to-day business premises at Penycoe Press, 7 Bridge Street, Penicuik EH26 8LL telephone 01968 673767 Monday-Saturday 10am – 4pm.  or through the chair 01968 677854 or secretary 01968 672706

We need your help. Working together we can all do more for the people and places we love

 

JONATHAN WHITFIELD: GROWING UP IN THE LOST GARDEN

JOHN DENNIS: VICTORIAN ARTIST IN BRICK

BANK MILL PROJECT LATEST

PENICUIK HOUSE TRUST

PICTURES OF BIELD COMMUNITY WALLED GARDEN, PERTHSHIRE

PENICUIK’S SATURDAY MARKET FOR ORGANIC & FAIRTRADE FOOD

 

PILLAR AND MOON : THE GRAND ENTRANCE TO NOWHERE

 

Penicuik Community Development Trust

 Saturday Open House in the Town Hall:

Some of the 100 or so Penicuik Open House weekly displays

KITTY FYFFE’S POSTCARDS

PENICUIK CO-OP

HEAT & LIGHT

OLD TOOLS

TOM ADAMS TOWN PLANNER FROM CARLOPS TO NEW YORK

ROBERT NASMYTH AND PENICUIK’S CORNBANK DESIGN

THE COWAN PAPER ADVERTISEMENTS OF 1944

JOHN DENNIS AND THE ESKBRIDGE BRICKWORKS

THE COWAN ARTISTS OF 1944

DEMOLITION OF VALLEYFIELD MILL IN 1980

 

PENICUIK CINEMA

 

 

THE LOST GARDEN OF PENICUIK

WWW.LOSTGARDEN.CO.UK

ROGER KELLY

PENICUIK EH26 8HS

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