Gorgeous Gorgie

I was delighted to see that the hard work of residents in the Wheatfield Backgreen Association has been recognised.

They have been awarded a Gold Award in recognition of their fantastic community garden and also won the Flatted community section of the Beautiful Scotland 2011 awards.
These awards recognise that an exceptionally high standard is delivered by the group throughout all Beautiful Scotland objectives.

Commenting on the Association, Beautiful Scotland Judges said: “Wheatfield is truly a site that can be described as an eye-opener. Once inside the gate, visitors are treated to a delightful range of mini-gardens, allotments, fruit bushes and a central hub area. This really is a model of how to redevelop a neglected site in a very positive and inclusive way. 

The group have a very wide range of talents at their disposal within the core resident’s group and have put these to use to great effect.  This is an excellent example of a group working together to positively impact the local environment.”

I’ve been a strong supporter of the Backgreens Initiative from the start and it’s great to see the gardens mature.  The group’s recent Big Lunch showed how popular the backgreen now is.

It’s inspiring to see local residents working together to improve their environment.