Allotment

All children have the opportunity to explore our nursery allotment, which is located within walking distance from our nursery.

Our allotment is looked after by the children at Summerside together with our horticulturist Molly.

Molly supports the children to grow fruit and vegetables all year round, the children then harvest the produce and bring it to nursery where it is often incorporated into the meals.

The children plant different seeds and cuttings then they observe their plant or vegetable’s growth until it is ready to harvest.

Parents are always welcome to visit the allotment and once a year at harvest time we have a family barbecue.

Our allotment was chosen by City of Edinburgh Council to be an exhibit at their ‘Success in the City’ event.

We have also received a ‘Gold’ at the Royal Scottish Horticultural Society’s show at the RHS Show Ground, Ingilston for our outstanding allotment exhibit.

Allotment News

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 1 July

The allotment is giving us plenty to harvest and eat at the moment. It is carrot, raspberry and pea season. Not too much of the fruit and veg is getting to the kitchen because it all tastes so good, we are eating it straight away! We are having a lovely warm spell of weather and […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 10 June

There are lots of good things to tell you about this week. We entered a pallet garden into Gardening Scotland at the end of May, and the children got a Gold Award for their efforts. The theme decided upon by Pre-school was a ‘Night and Day’ garden. This worked very well as can be seen […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 29 April

We have been celebrating ‘National Gardening Week’ with this year’s theme being ‘Love the produce that you grow’. We put up a small display on the allotment gate of the fruit and veg which we like growing and eating. There was no shortage of ideas. The poly tunnel crops are coming on really well and […]