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Grannies Green

(Granny's Green)

Grannies or Granny's Green is small garden and community greenspace on steeply sloping ground between Kings Stables Road and Johnston Terrace in Central Edinburgh. Accessed today via Grannies Green Steps, which were inserted in 2001 as part of the Dance Base development, this was once an area for the people of the Grassmarket to dry their washing. In 2012, it was transformed by the Patrick Geddes Gardening Club, with the support of the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, into a garden to commemorate the famous town planner and environmentalist Sir Patrick Geddes (1854 - 1932). Wildflowers, a herb garden and fruit trees have been planted, together with interpretation boards and ceramic panels celebrating Geddes' life and achievements. Cast-iron clothes poles were restored, commemorating the original use of the garden.

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