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 East
Come and Explore Harrison Park
On the 22nd July the RSPB will be running a bioblitz!
What’s a bioblitz?
The idea of a bioblitz is to collect loads of information about the wildlife living in one area over a set period of time. They work best if there are lots of people involved, looking into lots of different species – the more wildlife uncovered the better.
Come and Join in -
Where: Harrison Park
When: 22nd July 2016
Time: 10am – 3pm
How much: FREE
What should I bring: You don’t need to bring anything along to the bioblitz. Just come along and have some fun!
Come and get stuck in to the Harrison Park Herb Garden on Thursday 16th June from 6:30pm to 8pm.
- Planting the herb garden bed
- Harvesting herbs for your kitchen
- Tiding up the hedgerow and beech hedge
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
Harrison Park Planting Event
Saturday 24th October 2015
10am – 1pm
Help us with shrub planting by the canal side at West Harrison Park
All welcome, tools and gloves provided.
Under 16’s should be accompanied by an adult
The ever popular Kite Making event will return to Harrison Park on Sunday 19th July 2015 from 10:30 till 1:30pm.
Hula Hooping will take place with the Hula Honeys from 11am till 1pm
Both events will take part on the west side of the park next to the play area.
Come and get stuck in to the herb garden on Sunday 31st May 2015 – 10:30am – 1pm
- Plant propagation – how to harvest seeds and take cuttings
- Planting and tidying up the garden bed
Harrison Park community herb garden is in the dog-free zone, accessed from Harrison Road
All welcome, tools and gloves provided. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult