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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Weekly allotment news

The weather has not been so good this week with lots of rain and also pretty cold. There is not so much to do gardening wise, so the children have been busy with other things. The pre-schoolers threaded strings of Cheerios for the birds, and did lots of water colour paintings-we used the shed like […]

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November Allotment Update

The allotment is in great shape at the moment and we have really completed all the seasonal gardening jobs, so our motto this week has been’ less work and more play’. We have painted with water colours, painted with mud, had lots of stories inside a cardboard box, mixed potions and played with sand. Today […]

Allotment News

It’s been good weather for gardening and we have managed to get lots of seasonal jobs completed.  The raised bed by the gate was planted up by the tweenies with Primulas and pony tail grass-it looks lovely.  This group also harvested leeks, beetroot and spinach. The pre-school group cleaned the poly tunnel, planted acorns and […]