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Balfour’s Botany - Planting Out In Pilrig Park

Date uploaded: September 10, 2014

Over the summer months artist Andrea Geile and horticulturalist Rebecca Govier have been working with local groups to investigate the legacy of Edinburgh botanist John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884). Known by some as ‘Woody Fiber’ his enthusiasm for botanical exploration was not just for the discovery of new species, but in understanding their 'place in vegetation’. Inspired by ‘Woody’, Balfour’s Botany combines both his passion for teaching and the desire to understand a plants ‘place’, bringing this dynamism once more to Pilrig Park.

Citizen Curator is now proud to host a family friendly programme of events, culminating in a Biodiversity barbeque to celebrate the project and the launch of a new public artwork made for Pilrig Park.

Planting Out – meeting at the Pilrig Park Allotments will take place on Saturday the 27th of September from 5.00 to 8.30pm. 

Artwork Preview: from 5.00 to 5.30pm
A walk in the park with lead artist Andrea Geile, discussing the new public
artwork made for Pilrig Park 

Shed Talk: from 5.30 to 6.30pm
Discussion in the allotments hosted by horticulturalist Rebecca Govier and guests, about the future of Pilrig Park’s development

Biodiversity Barbeque: from 6.30 to 8.30pm
A chance to continue the discussion with the whole Balfour’s Botany team. All welcome! Guest are invited to bring a dish for this informal social event.

For more information click here.