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 11 February

I have been tidying the allotment up ready for all age groups to come to the allotment next week. We have also had new peat free compost and wheelbarrows delivered.  This week the Pre-School group chose a woodland play session. We had lovely weather and great adventures which involved making a number of dens. The tweenies […]

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Allotment Weekly – w/c 4th February

We were back at the allotment this week with the Pre-School group. Again, everyone was delighted to be there and it seemed to give us a sense of freedom and enjoyment. Everyone got busy feeding the robins, digging, water colour painting, reading stories and using the loppers to cut up hedge clippings. We are also […]

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Allotment Update – W/C 7 January

Happy New Year to everyone. I wanted to let you know what is happening at the allotment at the moment. Some crops, such as our garlic, onions, leeks and beetroot, are doing well. I harvested some leeks and beetroot today and the Babies will be washing them tomorrow ready for cooking them up for lunch. […]