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

Kids in the allotment
Allotment News Update

It’s been another good week at the allotment. We have harvested some of our potatoes and it looks to be a good crop. Children of all ages were involved in getting potatoes out of the ground. We have also planted many strawberries runners so we can refresh our strawberry plants next year if necessary. The […]

Allotment News

In this update I am focusing on the pre-school group as this week is possibly their last allotment visit before they start in P1.  It’s amazing to think that some of them have been visiting the allotment since they were very young, and helped to plant key plants such as the apple tree.  We focused […]

Allotment News

The change in the weather has been helpful at the allotment, because we don’t have to do just as much watering now.  This week the Tweenies made Lavender bags with the freshly harvested Lavender flowers. Everyone liked the smell very much.  They also planted some green manure seeds, which helps add nutrition into the soil […]