Welcome to the Friends of Harrison Park

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Welcome to the Friends of Harrison Park.

The park is in the Merchiston area of Edinburgh and the site is intended to provide information on all aspects of both the park and the Friends of the Park.

The Friends of Harrison Park work in partnership with the Council to oversee the management, maintenance and development of this green space. Recent projects, including upgrading of paths, interpretive signage, naturalised bulb planting, have all contributed to making Harrison Park a delightful, accessible and well used community green space.

In 2008 Harrison Park was awarded Green Flag status – one of the first flags issued in Scotland.  The scheme aims to encourage safe, clean and accessible public parks which are managed in an environmentally sustainable way.

Harrison Park West

Harrison Park West

Harrison Park East

Harrison Park East

Harrison Park Herb Garden – Sunday 31st August 2014

Come and get stuck in to the herb garden on Sunday 31st August 2014 – 10:30am – 12:30pm

  • Plant propagation – how to harvest seeds and take cuttings
  • Planting and tidying up the garden bed
  • Harvesting herbs for your kitchen

Harrison Park community herb garden is at the dog-free zone, accessed from Harrison Road

All welcome, tools and gloves provided. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult

herb-garden

Friends of Harrison Park to reform in early 2014

Following a meeting between interested parties, it’s been agreed to reform Friends of Harrison Park in early 2014 after a break of nearly 3 years.  A public meeting will be held in early February in a local venue to reform the Friends on a more formal basis.

If you’re interested in the park and would like to be part of the Friends, please let us know through the contacts page, or drop us an email directly to secretary@harrisonpark.org.uk

Befriending Harrison Park

Taken from Gavin Corbett’s recent email bulletin

We are a “friendly” area.  Recently Friends of Craighouse and Friends of Craiglockhart Woods teamed up to organise a really well-attended litter-pick of Easter Craiglockhart Hill.  Near Tollcross, Friends of Gardner’s Crescent have been overseeing the improvement of a small oasis of green in that street. One of the groups which is especially close to my heart is Friends of Harrison Park, right in the middle of the area. The transformation of the park and the award of several green flags has been guided by the community input which the group provides. There’s been a lull in the group recently so I am keen to host an informal get-together of people who care as much about the park as I do.  Drop me an email on gavin.n.corbett@gmail.com if you are interested.